I was invited to witness an exchange last week between two people, we’ll call them A and B. Person A was sending an email out to let people know, again, why he chooses not to celebrate Christmas. This man tells all who will listen about his devotion to God, yet can sometimes offend by his statements. Person B listened, and responded. I found this exchange to be interesting enough to share, with permission, because it highlights words often heard. The response of B seemed thoughtful and reminded me that our goals as followers of Christ is to share His teachings, not preach our own gospel.
Hi … not to make any mad or spoil your season, but couldn’t pass sending this link (…..) to you for review. If nothing else you’ll see why I no longer celebrate Christmas … you can leave it or you can challenge me. It’s your call … I’m not trying to convice anyone to see my way … you decide what is truth and what will honor God. Bless you and I mean just that, according to His Word and according to His compassion, Person A
technically- all this info is not new news….but being technically right does not necessarily touch hearts or change lives. Christmas and the celebration of Jesus’ birth and life should be for us -every day. but as the verse says…for God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son- that whosoever shall believe in HIM shall have eternal life….it does not say- that whosoever believes in the right doctrine or correct facts about historical evidence of christianity. be careful that you become so intellectually correct and historically accurate- but lose the hearts of others and the spirit of the One that created and fulfilled the law. I am not trying to make you mad or spoil your season either….maybe instead of not celebrating christmas at all….one should celebrate it every day of the year???