Monday, 23 December 2013

Why is there so much pressure on Christmas?

Why is there so much pressure on Christmas? Why do you have to have the right amount of gifts or food or decorations? Why do we have to show off everything to try and impress our family and friends?
I love Christmas but over the last few years it’s really starting to lose its shine.  Everyone seems to make it all about the presents, all about the food, all about the lights and decorations. 
Christmas is so much more than that. It’s a time to celebrate Jesus coming to earth as our Saviour, the ultimate gift (hence why we give presents). Share the good news with friends and family together having a great time.
If you don’t believe in Jesus, Christmas is still so special too. It’s a time to spend with loved ones and enjoy time together and celebrate life.
We have seem to have lost the meaning of Christmas somewhere in all the money being spent trying to outdo each other in who has the better gift. I almost want to start a boycott on presents, so we can just celebrate not compete.
This Christmas, try and focus on the real meaning of Christmas, yes presents are nice but they aren't the ultimate goal. Celebrate life, Jesus, family and everything that’s good in the world this Christmas.

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