Yes, I claim to be a christian. But I don’t believe in Christmas, at least the way it is done now.
Christmas seems to be a:
- time to shop.
- time to give.
- time to share.
- time to love.
- time to buy gifts (for oneself and others).
- time to spend time with family and friends.
- time to have good food.
- time to feel bad for the under-privileged.
- time for Santa Claus.
- time for the tree. And decorating it.
- time for carols.
I don’t get it. If Christmas is supposed to be Jesus Christ’s birthday, where is He? There is everybody and everything else, but Him. Even the Christian radio station play songs to Santa Claus and Drummer Boy. I play my CDs in the car now.
Christian artists bring out Christmas albums, well in advance. And you wonder if anybody ever gets the point.
It’s even sadder to see churches fall in the same mess. Joshua Cody from Church marketing sucks, one of my favourite blogs, has an excellent post.
For me, Christ is not a baby anymore. He grew up. He died. And He rose up. And He is coming again. He reigns. And it is Him, I love to worship.
Oh! by the way, I am glad the Walmart lady wished me “Merry Christmas”, instead of “Happy Holidays”.