Lately it seems as though the Christmas holiday has been more often separating families and communities rather than bringing them together. Everyone is so busy buying gifts and preparing their feast but so quickly forget the story behind Christmas.
Where do you think the term “Drink and be Merry” came from?
The term originated from the pagan holiday called Saturnalia which we all know today as Christmas. The pagan holiday was a celebration of Saturn (or Satan) and a time of lawlessness filled with gluttony, intoxication, child rape and human sacrifice.
For some, Christmas is a remembrance of the birth of Jesus. But when many claim to follow Jesus’s footsteps there should be no need for just 'a day' of remembrance because Jesus should be remembered every day and not just once a year.
When we celebrate Christmas how are we any different than those who celebrated it before. During the holidays, we all drink, stuff our faces, and hope we all go home with someone that night. We are no different!
We as a society must change our ways. We must start thinking about the people at home with no food on the table and no clothes on their backs and start becoming service to others rather than service to self. We must stop supporting the darkness and start to provide the light of Christ to others especially during the holidays.
It is written that a family or friend invited over for the holidays will never remember it, but when you invite a stranger (someone in need) over for dinner they will never forget it.
Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” (Luke 14:12-14).
Be the example of the light of Christ to others so we may change the history of what Christmas used to be to what Christmas should truly be!