What are we talking about today?

Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

29 November 2010

The One Where It All Makes Sense

Yes, this is the final installment in my holiday-related series. I hope some of what I've said has been at least marginally helpful. If nothing else, I hope it causes you to step back from the edge of the "Merry Christmas" cliff, take a deep breath, and consider what you're really trying to accomplish. So, here is tip #3:

3. Really celebrate Jesus.

See? An easy one! Celebrate Advent in your house. Take your kids shopping for needy families, instead of for themselves. Give them money to put in the Salvation Army boxes. Put a nativity scene in your yard (or better yet, your living room). Talk about Hanukkah when it comes around, and what it means for both Jews and Christians. Read Luke 2 & The Gift of the Magi on Christmas Eve. Go to a Christmas Eve service. And so on, and on, and on...

Jesus is not the reason for the season. Jesus is The Reason, full stop. The Reason. For everything. We don't have to put Christ in Christmas if he is already a year-round part of our lives.

May the Lord bless and keep you as you celebrate this season.


Carole Anne Carr said...

May you have many blessing too. Hugs..

Su said...

Thanks, Carole!

Mary Mary said...

The most fantastic reason for the season! Have a blessed holiday season!

Su said...

You, too!

Brenda Drake said...

I just put up our nativity scene with the girls and four-year-old Fallon kept asking why the baby was on hay. She wanted to pick him up and hold him like a baby doll (he's as little as her hand). Wonderful reminder and post. :D

Su said...

Oh, that is so sweet. And what a great moment to talk about why the baby didn't have a proper bed! Glad you liked the post.