Merry Christmas!

It’s been a long year. And there’s this naïve notion that things will get better in 2021. I do not believe this is the case. And that is why I want to take the time to emphasize the importance of celebrating Christmas. Consider this a moment of leave in a raging culture war, and take full enjoyment of this holiday and spend time with family and friends. The culture war will be there when you return, but it is important we uphold traditions worth keeping as we celebrate the birth of our Lord as a reminder of why we take up the fight against the principalities and powers that be.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Ray

6 comments

  1. “naïve to think things will get better”? Nay, foolish to think they won’t. It is all about definitions and perspective.
    Every day is “better” because no matter your eschatology, it is a day closer to Christ’s return.
    Every day is “better” because Christ’s Kingdom on Earth grows larger as millions look around and say, “I need salvation.” and thousands find it because of the hundreds of millions of Christians that are here waiting to show them salvation through Christ.
    My New Year’s Resolution for 2020 was to try to be an optimist. I’ve done a pretty good job IMHO.
    “If You Can Keep Your Head When Everybody Round You Is Losing His, Then It Is Very Probable That You Don’t Understand the Situation”
    The actual quote:
    “If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;!”
    ― Rudyard Kipling, If: A Father’s Advice to His Son
    If I had the time I would read the whole poem and try to figure out what that means.
    Merry Christmas and it will be a Happy New Year.
    PS – The only thing I agree with Tony Campolo on is: It’s Friday, but Sunday is coming.

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    • True. When I talk about people thinking 2020 was a bad year, I mean to say 2021 will be worse in the same way that these people think 2020 was bad. Those people are naive and mostly without Jesus.

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    • Many churches around the world were built on top of pagan temples. Would you avoid those as well? Just because a lot of people only celebrate the pagan aspect of it doesnt mean you shouldn’t celebrate the Christian aspect of it (which there is plenty of).

      Are you married and wear a wedding ring? Have you ever worn a tie?

      There are pagan aspects to Christian’s worship just as there is Christian aspects to many pagan celebrations. It doesn’t make it ‘wrong’ and unworthy. Do you know why we celebrate lights this time of year? Sure, they weren’t red, green, and blue, but oil lamps aren’t very practicable this day and age.

      This is the best time of year I get to spend with the Christians in my family. Don’t be a holier-than-though negative Nancy. Or maybe you’re a secularist trying to rain on our parade. Live a little or try harder….

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