Christmas Time

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Writing up after a long time. But had to give vent to what i was thinking. So here it goes…

Today opened my system and thought it would be a good Idea if I get some wonderful picture on my desktop to inspire me during this Christmas time. Did what the majority of the people all over the world would do. Hoped on to the images section of Google and wrote ‘Christmas time’ and then ‘Christmas’. Now before you read on, I invite you to increase Google’s ratings on Alexa.com (not that they need it…) and search the site for these words
Please note the following:

  • What do majority of the images signify…
  • Which row do we have a picture which adequately signifes Christmas come on…

Since these are my thoughts, I will take the liberty to answer the second one. i am yet to find that row… 😦

… which led me to write this and invite you all to read…

The question that formed in mind as I was searching was…
Why is the meaning of Christmas so different that what it was originally meant to be.

  • A celebration of Incarnation,
  • A celebration of God’s humility,
  • A celebration of the Creator becoming the Created,
  • A celebration of ‘The Infinite’ being bound by the Finite so that he could show the Way to walk this journey called life the RIGHT WAY.

Why I said Celebration, coz this was the event that set into motion the final act of the Great plan of God – Our Salvation I would like you all to refer to the Gospel of St John Chapter 3 verse 16-17 as a source for my conculsion – those who know it by heart… cool. For the rest here it goes:

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.

At the beginning of my rambling I had said I am writing to give vent to my feelings… what feelings…
Crass commercialisation has made the world sit up and notice the brands that have made Christmas what it is today and this reflects in a very big manner in the search results…

  • you have Santa and you have Santa’s clothes.
  • you have Christmas Tree and you have its decorations.
  • you have parties and you have the fun that follows.
  • you have the World and the inns..

You see where I am getting to…

Have heard that History repeats itself. Today I realised that it has habit of repeating itself every year… around the 25th of December.

Today around Christmas time if we have Joseph and Mother Mary travel around seeking a place where Jesus can be born, then both of them would be talking about a sense of deja vu. And the reporters (those who would really care…actually some would also say there is a novelty factor to this report na) would be reporting “they found no place”

Let our hearts this year be that manger which welcomes the unknown Father and the immaculate Mother, both of them who said Yes to God’s will and become part of History this year – in giving birth to the Immanuel in our Hearts. Since the wisdom of hindsight gives us the opportunity to prepare our mangers (read hearts) to welcome the King, lets welcome His birth by making our hearts worthy of Him whom the Universe cannot contain…

And when we wish our friends “Merry Christmas” on Christmas eve/ day, may it be with the joy of having witnessed a MIRACLE unfold in our hearts.

Have a blessed time preparing…

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One Response to Christmas Time

  1. Divya says:

    Ya….truly said…..Christmas has lost the real meaning…..
    Its not about Santa, its about JESUS, which is not what the world potrays……

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