Christmas ?

A friend of mine over the weekend told me,  "If I can just get through Christmas, I will be ok.”

Tonight, I heard at woman at King Soopers say, ” I’m not ready, Christmas is early this year. “

A colleague at work said, “Doesn’t Christmas come earlier and earlier each year? I guess I am getting old.”

Is this really how we are supposed to feel? Is this what Christmas really means?  Is Christmas something to endure? Something to get through? Something we want to put behind us as soon as possible? I feel sad for those that feel that way. I feel sad for people that are having a tough time this time of year. It can be a painful time for people for various reasons. I pray for inner peace for those that feel this way.

Christmas is my favorite time of year.  Not because of gifts. I am past that; I guess it is true, the older you get, the less you want or need.  I really do not want anything, I have all I need. I am blessed. It’s not like my life is perfect, I have many regrets, I am broken. I hope and pray to be a better person every day. I want to be a better person every day. With God’s help I will be.

At Christmas, we kneel at the manger and see the Christ child, the one that will take our sins to the cross for us. What else could we want? What else could we need? What else is there?

Christmas time does come fast, it does leave early. We feel so empty when the last gift is opened on December 25th. Don’t be sad…. This is only the beginning. Not the end.

Jesus Christ is here for us today and every day.

Merry Christmas to you!

In Christ’s name….AMEN.

Maureen Herzog

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Bambina wrote:
i understand that you are nyirtg to be happy and cheerful.so i will try not to be mean here, Jesus is not the reason for the season. Pope Gregory 13 is. You see the birthdate of Jesus is unknown, but most bible scholars believe that it was either early spring or late fall.because the shepards were in the fields at the time. and the shepards would not be in the fields in the middle of the winter.Pope Gregory, placed the celebration of the birth of Christ on the 25 of december to coincice with a Pagan Holiday that happens durring that time of year. the Winter solstice can be as early as dec 21 or as late as jan 6. the median date is the 25th of december. this was done to win converts to the Christian church.by all means celebrate anytime that you want to. but please respect the rest of the world and recognise that other people have been celebrating at this time of year for much longer than Christianity has been around. the quote Jesus is the reason for the season had some good intentions when it was made. the idea was that the holiday was not about commercialism and money but about family and celebration. but when i hear it now, it is usually in the contest of Jesus being the one true reason for this entire time of year. this is a completly false assumption.with that being said. noone has any claim to this time of year.so yes have a Merry Christmasa Happy KwanzaHappy Hanukkahand a peacful Winter Solstice or Yule.

Thu, April 12, 2012 @ 8:53 AM

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