|Posted by Jack Howell on April 9, 2012 at 9:45 AM|
Christmas and Easter are the two most important holidays for Christians and unfortunately, we seem to have lost sight of their significance thanks to their commercialization. Both holidays should be happy, joyous times of celebration, but go to any retaliler during these holidays, and you see anything BUT happiness and joy. Instead, you see people fighting over merchandise, anger, maliciousness, even among those professing to be followers of Jesus Christ. The holidays have lost their spiritual significance, having been replaced by materialism, and retailers must share the blame, and no doubt will be held accountable to God for usurping the two most holy days in Christianity to increase their bottom line and fatten their bank accounts. Christmas is no longer about the birth of the Savior, but about Santa Claus, getting gifts, and drunken office parties, fighting over merchandise, stealing merchandise out of the shooping carts of others, etc. Likewise, Easter is no longer about the Risen Savior, but about the Easter Bunny, Easter egg hunts, Easter candy, Easter baskets, and again, retailers share the responibility in usurping and corrupting these two most holy days in Christianity. Christians must also share the blame by allowing it to happen. Instead of taking a stand, we allowed it to happen and went along with it.Personally, I believe we need to take these holidays back and restore their spiritual significance. What do you think?
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