Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Day 302, December 11

Here it is, fourteen days before Christmas, a scant two weeks.  Over the last weeks, I've watched many Christmas movies on television.  And, just as with Christmas carols, I am enthralled with them.  Only one thing was missing from the heart-warming movies:  Christ.

Not one of these otherwise lovely movies mentioned Christ, the true reason we celebrate at this time of year.  Is it old-fashioned on my part, naive even, to expect someone to at least mention His name?  I don't think so.  I want to watch a movie where families talk about Christ, where the wonder of His birth is the focus.

And then I realize it was up to me to put Christ in Christmas.  If I want His presence, His spirit in my holidays, it is up to me.  I need to talk of Him, to praise Him, to give thanks to Him.

So, for today, I am grateful for those times when I, when anyone, remembers to put Christ back in Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. You're right that most things neglect Christ. I especially dislike x-mas.