I find it interesting how every year seems to bring a new wave of the “reason for the season” and “keep the Christ in Christmas” campaigns. While I think most people mean well, I wonder what kind of message these campaigns send to those who do not call themselves Christians.
So many people are in an uproar about writing ‘xmas’ instead of ‘Christmas’. I’ve even seen some Christians write ‘Cmas’ (which, seriously people? that’s the same thing, isn’t it?) So here we find ourselves in a debate and uproar over which words we are using to describe a season … meanwhile, there are people standing out in the cold that we pass by on the street. There are people with small children who will not receive anything for Christmas. There are people crying out for help because they have lost a loved one around the holiday season. Where is the uproar for humanity?
How great would it be if we didn’t have to make these statements on our facebook walls, twitter accounts and blog pages but instead we put our words to action to show Christ’s love within the Christmas story and season?
and I realize that by writing all of this … while I’m completely serious in my points … I might have just Jesus Juked you. 😉 (If you’re not sure what that means … check out Jon Acuff’s post.)