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Christmas is About Love

Christmas star
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believe on him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
This is the premise of Christmas. God loves us and he sent his son so that we might be save, but he also gave us freewill so it is our choice to accept or reject the gift. This real spirit of Christmas has almost been lost in the fog of commercialism. The other night I watched the Peanuts Christmas special. It was made in 1965 and even then Charlie Brown was lamenting the over commercialization of Christmas. If that was an issue over 40 years ago then 2012 has truly jumped the shark. We have more, but we still want more. I am not advocating a “no” gift Christmas. I love giving and receiving, but who are we giving presents to? Is it our family of four and no more? I found it interesting that in light of the Newtown tragedy people were sending gifts to the town. So many gifts that the village of Newtown had to tell people to stop sending them, but it is ironic that there are people in every town and every city in need. There are children who would love a teddy bear in every urban city and every small town. Charity begins at home and then it spreads abroad. Ordinary people have the ability to do extraordinary things, but they have to be willing to try. So this year I hope you celebrate the real reason for the season, and I encourage you to spread a little love to all that you encounter today.