Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The Meaning of Christmas

What is the true meaning of Christmas? It is a question heard often during the Christmas season year after year. The meaning of Christmas seems to be forever in danger of being lost by all the commotion and promotion of the season. Is it the presents under the tree, the lights in the windows, and the cards in the mail, et cetera, et cetera? Is this really Christmas? Besides what The Bible says about Christmas, I think Christmas is about giving, sharing and loving all humanity regardless of race, language, religion, gender and age. It is not just one day. Christmas can be - should be - every day.

Ed's article on The Meaning of Christmas, and A Merry Christmas to All strikes a chord and I totally agree with him that Christmas 'is not a day of compensation, where we make up for our self-interested behaviour throughout the year...'. It's the genuine concern and interest one shows to another human being without any ulterior motive, and that is the true spirit of Christmas that one should practise throughout the year.

Merry Christmas to All!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That's a nice Christmas message. 'Genuine concern and interest one shows to another human being....throughout the year.' Very rare these days, but as long as we keep the light of Love flickering in our humble little blogs, despite it being few and far between, it does go some way in preventing the dawn of total darkness. Merry Christmas to you too:)