You know, I don't know what it is lately, but I've had scarce time to post! Goodness! We're in the third week of Advent now, and we are as closer to Christmas as ever! No doubt, it's the time of (un)liturgical blue in some parishes, and maybe your local Church has invited the Rev'd Lou Laderhosen (no offence to my dear German readers) to speak at the Carols service, with blue rainbow vestments no doubt!
what about Christmas! I am positive you've received in your mail
"seasons greetings" from your local MHA or MP, and that most local
businesses are having "holiday sales" for the "happy holidays". Also, I
suppose you've read the article on how to have the perfect "godless" Christmas?
And that is our problem exactly! The so
popular notion of a godless Christmas! I am asking, how is this
possible? And now I shall rant.
These days, in this age, when our dear little ones look
forward to Christmas, they think of Santa or Father Christmas and await
his visit on Christmas night. They leave cake and syrup, or cookies and
milk for him, and maybe a carrot for Rudolph. Children are told by their
parents to behave, because Santa is watching! I don't think that jolly
ol' Fater Christmas is harmful or bad at all, for children it's a wee
bit of fun! And, we do know that Father Christmas is a Catholic after all! Though, that is not what Christmas is about.
not allowed to be taught in schools, it's not allowed on the radio.
Christmas, the word itself, is avoided and replaced with the "holiday"
or "season", as if the moment the word rolled off your tongue, one would
catch fire! People fear it, and do you know why? Because they don't
fear, let alone believe in God, our Saviour, Jesus Christ whose blessed
and holy Birth we celebrate at Christmas, hence the name!
it were not for the birth of the Son of God, we wouldn't have
Christmas, and as much as people like to replace it with another
completely different "feel good and giddy" "holiday", they themselves DO
It is our duty as Christians, to take BACK
Christmas. I urge you whenever someone says to you "Happy Holidays" turn
right back around, smile as big you can, and say with heart "Merry
Christmas!" and walk away. The true meaning of Christmas, IS to
celebrate the birth of Christ! It is not about gifts, though that is a
wonderful tradition and way we celebrate Christ's birth, but as
Catholics, the best gift would be to go to Mass. We must adore and
worship the King of all, Our sweetest Saviour. And that is Christmas!
we are only yet in Advent, and the perfect time to honour and praise
the Blessed Virgin, who bore the Saviour. Take up your Rosary, I'm sure
you have one, pray it with fervency! With her, gaze upon the face of