Christmas Festive

It's Christmas time. And the world is in a festive mood. The problem is we stigmatize any festivity with the things of the flesh. We proclaim it's a waste of time and weakens the spirit. It shifts our mind from the Lord to the mundane. In fact "Everyday is a holiday" is a kind of slogan we use for not celebrating the same holiday.

I heard one sister complaining in a radio, "Christian men are boring and uninteresting. They have horrible taste for music and have no style." Another sister was angry and asked, "Why is my husband calling me 'SISTER?'" I think what they are all saying is. "We want our men to be real." 

The taboo on movie, TV, songs, dance, etc might also need to be broken. We have been given the power to choose good from bad. A while ago I heard a sister saying, someone saw a vision of heaven and hell and testifies that hell's dance move is just like that of Michael Jackson. The famous "up on the toes" and moonwalk. 

The greatest poet of our time Kahlil Gibran once said, "Exaggeration is truth that has lost its temper." 

Jesus performed his first miracle in a wedding party. In a Jewish wedding there is much music and dancing as the guests celebrate with the new couple; some guests entertain with feats of juggling and acrobatics. There's no argument that in that wedding day Jesus was also singing and dancing till the world ends with all the guests.

Therefore Christmas comes once a year let's rejoice in it with family and friends with all godliness to the fullest. Most of all not forgetting sharing what we have with the less fortune and spreading the true message of Christmas, which is, baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem 2013 years ago to save the world. 

Love and blessings

Brehane-meskel Araya