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You’re Finding What?

Merry Christmas, everybody!

I find it so hard to believe that yet another Christmas is here! Oh, how the time flies by. I hope everyone has a blessed, and joyous holiday!

As many people do nowadays (I can only suppose), I receive the newspaper through email. My current subscription is to the Washington Post (but I switch it up when I get bored).

I was looking through the articles under the “National” tab and came across this peculiar one about Christmas. Not so surprisingly, it wasn’t about the joys of Christmas or the wonderful birth of our Savior. That would be just too easy! No, it was about the awkwardness of the holiday season and the drag of convention. It’s one of those articles that I read and then criticize. Yay for me!

I think I will bullet my criticisms.

  1. The title is misleading. When someone says they are searching for the “meaning beyond the Christmas bows” they are searching for Christ, and the wonderful graces that our Savior gives to us. This woman is not searching for religion or Christ. She has no idea what she is searching for. The only thing I think the author is sure of is that she isn’t sure of anything and nothing can make her happy.
  2. “Single people now represent more than a quarter of American households.” Hmmm, I wonder why that is? Maybe it’s because marriage is not seen as a sacred institute any more. Maybe it’s because being single is the new “in” thing with the feminist movement. Psh, who needs a husband? Who needs a wife? I’m a free soul! And then these people go and complain about it. Give me a break. Humans are wired for social interaction. We all yearn for some sort of companionship. It’s human nature.
  3. This woman is so hard set on defining Christmas as nothing by cookies and presents. She has only seen Christmas is the commercial world, not in the hearts of true Christians. Similar to the point I made in bullet no. 1: She needs to stop bashing the culture of Christmas and maybe go look into the heart of Christians, try to find what Christmas actually means to a majority of the people in America. It’s like the movie The Grinch. It’s easy to say that we only care about the presents and the cookies and the boxes, packages, and bags, but at the end of the day, those things mean nothing. The true meaning of Christmas lies in the birth of Jesus Christ.
  4. As if she doesn’t make a mockery of herself enough, at the end of the article she writes “Merry Christmas, everybody!” Well thanks, Merry Christmas to you too. But do you actually mean that? I mean, you kinda just bashed the whole Christmas season…

Oh, well. It is the Washington Post after all. Full of liberals and perhaps agnostics.

Be safe this Christmas!

~Lucy

“But the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favor. Look! You are to conceive in your owmb and bear a son, and you much name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; He will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.'” (Luke 1:30-33)

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Campus Ministry Drops “Christ”

Let me ask y’all one question. How can you have a campus christian ministry, that preaches the great word of God, that is ashamed of having Christ in the ministry’s name?

Ya can’t.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/21/campus-ministry-drops-christ-from-name/?test=latestnews

I find this story very interesting because there is a Campus Crusades for Christ at my university. They are huge, in fact. I believe that it is the biggest  Christian student organization on campus. And I will see first hand the decision to change its name to “Cru.”

Cru. What is Cru? It’s absolutely nothing. It’s meaningless.

The Vice President was interviewed in this article about the name change. The group’s decision to change its name is laughable.

Let’s go through the reasons.

  • The name was getting in the way of accomplishing their mission. (Which is? How was it getting in the way?)
  • Christians and non-Christians like were being alienated by the name (By the name of Christ? Which is who you preach for? Interesting… And why were they feeling alienated? In what ways?)
  • Overseas sensitivity (Sensitivities to what? Sellers doesn’t expand on this point.)
  • It was becoming a hindrance because people were referring it back to the middle ages- forcing Christianity on the world (Christ’s name as a hindrance? I would like to know how many people feel offended hearing the word “crusade”)
  • Taking Christ out of their name would help them more effectively serve their mission and teach the Gospels
  • It will enable them to have conversations with people who would otherwise be turned off by a more “overtly Christian name.”
This last point that Sellers makes is extremely laughable. They cry, “Oh. Taking Christ out of our name doesn’t change our mission!” Well, it kind of does. It seems as if the Campus Crusades for Christ is embarrassed by having Christ in their name. They’re a bunch of pansies. They’re cowardly. They’re being oh so politically correct. They’ve completely lost it.
They are no longer a voice for the Word of God or for Christ. Jesus said, “For is anyone is ashamed of me and my words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when he comes in his own glory and in the glory of the Father and his holy angels.” (Luke 9:26)
“Because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” (Revelations 3:16)
The former Campus Crusades for Christ are lukewarm. They are ashamed of Jesus and his word. They are pitiful beings with no spines. I hope they receive a wake up call soon.
And I do hope and pray that students at my university will look for a new ministry that is more committed to Jesus Christ. Maybe the Catholic Campus Ministry. 🙂
~Lucy

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