Reflection about Christmas in the public square – Letter to the Editor

I must say I was very disappointed in the Dec. 23rdedition of The Weekly.  Why did the front page not say MERRY CHRISTMAS but “Happy Holidays” instead?  In Nov. we heard of Diwali and a few weeks ago of Kwanzaa, yet it seems that “Christmas” has become something that can no longer be shouted from the rooftops let alone mentioned in a local publication!  (With the exception of Mr. Barber’s brief mention of it.)

Christmas is a wonderful celebration of the birth of Jesus.  The one who sacrificed His life to reconcile all of mankind to God.  Christianity is not for a select few but for anyone who will accept the free gift of salvation, the promise of eternal life and permanent reconciliation with God.  This is why gifts are exchanged on Christmas – to remind us of the greatest gift ever given.  Jesus Christ.  God wants to give you Jesus too.

God wants to have a relationship with you through His Son.  Come to Him and rejoice in all of God’s promises including life everlasting.  Now there is something to be joyful about even, or especially, during a pandemic when we are confronted by the idea that our lives may be more fleeting than we think. May God bless you richly this Christmas and throughout the New Year.

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