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.
- 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.
- “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.
- 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.
- 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!
“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)