Monday, December 19, 2016
I consider myself a Christian. I was born a Christian, I was sent to Sunday school and church as a child, what would you expect me to do or be? Convert to Judaism? Become Muslim? Believe in nothing? All possibilities, but I am too lazy to switch beliefs and not prepared to believe in nothing, so I call myself a Christian. I seldom go to church, and to tell the truth I have my doubts. Many Christians would say because of that I am not a very good Christian. I would respond, “How Christian is it for you to judge me?”
Anyway, if I could make one argument for being Christian, it would be Christmas. Christmas is the greatest holiday of all. Easter has more significance in the religion, but nothing tops Christmas. Christmas is the reason many Christians remain Christian. It is one thing to give up some beliefs, but give up Christmas? NEVER!
Christmas is a great holiday. It is not a day, it is a season. Atheists may try and stifle Christmas, but it will never happen. We have lights, we have presents, we have a Saint who flies in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Who can top that. We have music that lifts you and just makes you feel good.
Christmas is so big it is should be more than just for Christians. Christians invite everyone to enjoy this the greatest holiday of all. You don’t have to call it a celebration of the birth of Christ, just call it a celebration of life itself (to Christians, kind of the same thing.)
Give presents, hang lights, sing, celebrate! Wish strangers “Merry Christmas!” It’s OK. Christmas is more than a religious holiday for Christians, it is a season of cheer and friendship and love for everyone. It transcends any religion. It is a season for sharing, and should be shared by all regardless of your belief.
So, if you are a Jew, a Muslim, Hindi, agnostic, or you believe in nothingness…you can still get in the spirit of Christmas. Yes, it is a Christian day, but Christians believe in sharing, and we are more than willing to share Christmas.
Merry Christmas to all!