Christmas and Poverty
Here in the United States and in other developed countries, Christmas is very commercialized. I feel that the commercialization of Christmas causes many to feel that they must spend, spend, spend even though they do not have the money to do so. The end result is the lost of the true meaning of Christmas. As a Christian, the true meaning of Christmas is at its core, the celebration of Jesus' birth. His birth is foretold in Isaiah 9:6 "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
Just imagine if we could remove the commercialization of Christmas and celebrate it for what is really is! In my book, _Once There Was a Girl: A Memoir_, I share that my mother, aka, Mama told us that Christmas was everyday. And please note that she meant the true meaning of Christmas. We were too poor for her to mean anything else as I describe in the chapter of my book entitled, "Presents-What Presents?"
As Christmas fast approaches, please take a minute to celebrate the "true meaning" of Christmas. Spend time in prayer and reflection, reach out to the hurting and thank God for what you have. Sending love and prayers to you!
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I love to take long daily walks. During these long walks, I pray, I listen and I think.