This is definitely not the ‘most wonderful time of the year’
Let’s cancel Christmas.
I understand that this is last-minute and some of you may have already started ordering presents for family and loved ones on Amazon, bought airplane tickets or planned a menu for the big family meal, but hear me out. I think we will be better off – all of us as individuals, everyone together, society, the world – if we stop celebrating this holiday.
‘Hey Honey! I stopped on the way home and bought gifts for you and the kids and a fragrant pine tree we can decorate. Let’s make a great meal this weekend – at our leisure, I mean, if we feel like it – and invite some people over.’
‘It’s August 3rd.’
Myth: You miss out on the “Christmas spirit” of generosity, peace on earth, and goodwill toward men.
Fact: We strive to be generous and peaceable every day. (Proverbs 11:25; Romans 12:18) For example, the way we conduct our meetings and preach is in harmony with Jesus’ instruction: “You received free, give free.” (Matthew 10:8) In addition, we direct attention to God’s Kingdom as the true hope for peace on earth. —Matthew 10:7