Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Christmas not for Christ

Christmas time is the time for family, love, peace, goodwill to men, joy, happiness, gifts and anything good that you can imagine, everyone agrees to that, except for one thing... That it is the birth of Jesus Christ.

This leads me to thinking, this could be the reason why non-christians does not celebrate christmas. Although christianity is the dominant religion as far as statistics is concerned, yet it is not universal.

I have a dream...that someday, everyone will celebrate christmas, regardless of what we believe in. Not because for its cause, but for its effect. I would like them to ask "How do we celebrate it?" than "Why do we have to celebrate it?" Let us not be stopped of doing great things just because of our faith. Christmas is a holiday named after Christ, but we do not need to believe how a holiday was named after whom, we don't need to believe in Santa Claus & his reindeers... celebrating it doesn't mean we abandoned our faith. We'll just set aside what is not universal for greater good that we will all agree.

Let us celebrate Christmas for its real meaning and not for how it was named. Christians & Non-Christians, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

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katy said...

Merry Christmas too and Happy and Blessed new year

Francesca Romana ALEGI said...

wonderful words my friend, I perfectly agree with you, it doesn't mutter what religion, but still the faith the winner
bye and see you
regards from rome, italy