Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ten Commandments of Christmas

I. Thou shalt not leave “Christ” out of Christmas, making it “Xmas.” It may be true that the “X” is the Greek letter that stands for “CHRIST’ but to most, “X” is the unknown.
II. Thou shalt prepare thy soul for Christmas. Spend not so much on gifts that thy soul is forgotten and the souls of others are ignored.
III. Thou shalt not let Santa Claus replace Christ, thus robbing the day of its spiritual reality. The merchants have commercialized this season until giving is forgotten and getting is foremost.
IV. Thou shalt not burden the shop girl, the mailman, and the merchant with complaints and demands. A Christian Testimony is required from us everyday as well as Sunday.
V. Thou shalt give thyself with thy gift. This will increase its value a hundred fold, and he who receiveth it shall treasure it forever The preciousness of personal commitment is worth more than any treasure.
VI. Thou shalt not value gifts received by their cost. Even the least expensive may signify love, and that is more priceless than silver and gold.
VII. Thou shalt not neglect the needy. Share thy blessings with many who will go hungry and cold unless thou art generous. We all have more than we deserve.
VIII. Thou shalt not neglect thy church. Its services highlight the true meaning of the season. And, the joy of fellowship is untold by words.
IX. Thou shalt be as a little child. Not until thou hast become in spirit as a little one art thou ready to enter into the kingdom of Heaven.
X. Thou shalt give thy heart to Christ. Let Him be at the top of thy Christmas list His gift to us is paramount in our favor.

Anyone keeping these commandments is sure to have a blessed and meaningful Christmas.

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