You will see signs around at Christmas time stating that, ‘Jesus is the reason for the season’ and ‘Let’s keep Christ in Christmas’!
While we may not follow the Christian faith, It doesn’t hurt us to stop occasionally, during our exhausting shopping excursions and party preparations, to think a little about our own faith, if we have one, and it’s origins.
Muslims believe that their faith was part of the original faith of others which included prophets such as Jesus, Moses, and Abraham and Budda was a spiritual teacher in Nepal during the 6th Century BC. Judaism is said to be over 3,500 years old and the Jews do not see Jesus in the same way as do Christians.
The idea of giving gifts at Christmas time to our family members is a universal way of saying I love and care for you. The mystery and fairy tale stories surrounding the myth of Santa Claus are certainly ones that excite the kids.
Everyone, regardless of their beliefs, enjoys taking time off from work and looks forward to the public holidays as part of the Christmas celebrations.
Even so, let’s not disregard the reason for the annual Christmas celebration by wishing everyone ‘happy holidays’. In reality, ‘Jesus is the reason for the Season’.
I’m Peter Mack and that’s faith.