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Put Christ Into Christmas

Motivational, Inspirational, & Holistic

Motivational, Inspirational, & Holistic

Put Christ Into Christmas

I say it is high time we “put Christ into Christmas!”  To many people this means scrubbing clean society’s preference to say” Happy Holidays” and to shun other religious traditions that celebrate their big holidays in December. Holiday Salutations have become a hot-topic debate but our focus really should be on OUR ACTIONS and not on a greeting.   Let’s face it, originally, Christmas WAS a pagan holiday that early Christians high-jacked to spread the word about their Savior, Jesus Christ.

Would Jesus shun other religious beliefs? Jesus was Jewish, He celebrated Hanukkah!  Most religious traditions recognize Christ as a major figure in Spiritual Development. With that in mind,  I suggest instead of debating what it is the politically correct Holiday Salutation  we concentrate on what Jesus would do.  Instead of figuring out whether to say “Happy Holidays” (which includes all religions, Thanksgiving and News Year) verse “Merry Christmas” it may behoove us to:

Put Christ Into Christmas!

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The Holiday Salutation Debate, Put Christ Into Christmas

So, how does one let got of the ” Merry Christmas” verses “Happy Holidays” hot topic argument and  Put Christ Into Christmas no matter what religious faction you are?  Well, let’s contemplate Christ and what He would do…

  1. What would Christ say in those situations were He wasn’t getting his way?
  2. What would Christ do during a traffic jam, especially during the Holiday Season?
  3. What would Christ do as a child melts down due to fatigue and over stimulation during Christmas?
  4. What would Christ give to the poor and unfortunate AFTER Christmas and Hanukkah  are over?
  5. What would Christ say to the depressed and over worked?
  6. How would Christ act in that Church or Synagogue jammed-pack parking lot?

I also suggest to be compassionate towards your self.   Treat yourself as Christ would treat you…with kindness.

Whether you prefer to say Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday is a Holiday Salutation debate I will not get into, however;  I highly encourage you, no matter what your religious preference is…

PUT CHRIST INTO CHRISTMAS!

 

 

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  • Kathy

    Sharon, I love this!! Beautiful! Merry Christmas, and happy holidays to you. You may not know, but my husband is Jewish and I am catholic which presents many issues, but my very spiritual Grandma always reminded me that Christ was Jewish and He loves all of His children. As you wrote, what matters it to act like Christ to the best of our ability.

    • Sharon Hepburn

      Thank you for your kind words. It is time we think of how Christ would act verse “what we want”. Merry Christmas!

  • Sue

    Thank you, Sharon, for reminding me, in particular, to put Christ back into Christmas. This is a reminder to also carry this out with my own family! It starts with one .. right?!
    And I am really focusing on being more positive each day. You are such an inspiration to me. Merry Christmas to you and your family♥

    • Sharon Hepburn

      Thanks Sue! Take time to notice the miracles of each day and to breath in the beauty of each and every day, especially during the next 6 weeks. I appreciate your comment.