...if we had a Christmas day every month?As an aside, the other part of this is the very sad fact that many people - including Christians - are forgetting the Reason for the Season. If you are not sure (or don't agree with me) just look around and see the number of people who now say: "Merry Xmas" instead of "Merry Christmas" or those who have totally changed their vocabulary and say: "Happy Holidays." The way I see it, since Jesus Christ took the time and "trouble" to be born as a baby to save us from our sins, we can and should also take the time and trouble to spell His name in full when wishing family and friends a Merry (& memorable) Christmas. The reason is simple:
With exactly one week to Christmas, there is so much activity going on:
- Writing and sending out Christmas cards - sometimes to people (including family members and friends) you haven't spoken to in a long time.
- Some of us are (painstakingly) taking time to choose, buy and perfectly wrap gifts - we hope the recipient(s) will need or at least appreciate.
- Quite a lot of time spent for 1 day - especially when you add the time spent shopping, cooking and hosting/visiting family and/or friends.
Without Christ there'd be no Christmas much less anything memorable about Christmas.
Back to the topic:
As I watch the buzz of activity I can't help but wonder how life would be if we have (at least) one Christmas day every month. Imagine if we all take time to plan how to show and share our love with others on each month's Christmas Day? What a wonderful world we'd have... Thinking back to the first Christmas, the angels said:
“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 2:14)
Peace and Goodwill toward men is more than the physical presents - it's more about our physical presence - being there and truly caring for others.
I agree with Helen Steiner Rice, that "Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas everyday."
I ask that from this Christmas, you purpose to live a "Christmas every day" life - of course that's a better option than a Christmas day a month. Wishing you and yours a very, very merry and memorable CHRISTmas!
(Love, Sapphire & Beryl)