Thursday, December 07, 2006
I got this email from a fellow homeschool mom. Some of my friends who know me know how I feel about Christmas. Christmas is a time to remember Christ. This year in our home we are choosing to only give our children 3 gifts each, just 3, thats it. When we told them of course as any kids would be they were upset, until we told them why.
I asked them "How many gifts did Jesus recieve?"
Their answer was 3
I asked them "What makes you think you are better than Him that you deserve more?"
They quickly got my point and agreed that it was the right thing to do.
It is our job to pass on the meaning of Christmas to our children, if we dont who will?
I am not sure who wrote this but here it is:
A sad commentary !
Twas the month before Christmas When all through our land, Not a Christian was praying Nor taking a stand.
Why the Politically Correct Police had taken away, The reason for Christmas - no one could say. The children were told by their schools not to sing, About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say December 25th is just a "Holiday". Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod Something was changing, something quite odd! Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found. At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty Are words that were used to intimidate me. Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter. And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded The reason for the season, stopped before it started. So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree" Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!