Everywhere we go there are decorations, and signs advertising events to celebrate the festive season. Merry Christmas was the standard greeting of the day back when I was a “youngster”. Even though I myself didn’t celebrate “Christmas” I knew what it was supposed to mean. My Mother would take us to church where we would hear about the birth of Jesus and hear the Christmas songs that were being sung. That was pretty much it, in the world away from the Sunday service, it was all about hanging out.music,dancing, & going out. Then there was the formal or family dinner, that no one was really interested in except the parents, I didn’t care for it then anymore than I care for it now.
What I do love and I mean truly have a deep affection for, is the spirit of what the season is supposed to be about. It is my belief that this should be the spirit all year long, not just on a given day or month. Goodwill to all, and Peace on Earth.
Asked why I participate” in the trappings of Xmas. I do so because my family and friends do, it is their tradition. I may not study the bible, or follow the “teacher” they do,but I love them, and respect their way to God. God is our connection, in God we are all ONE. ” Everyone has a different point of view. Let’s enjoy and appreciate the personalities and differences we all have.” (PL Teaching)
We all celebrate the JOY of GOD, we all pray for PEACE on EARTH, if some say it by wishing me a Merry Xmas, then Merry Christmas it is.