The true meaning of Christmas

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Finally… who is happy that December is over? Please do raise your hand…(or just continue reading my post đŸ˜‰ )

Every year i dread this monthly festivities extravaganza as I have labelled it but however i came to a truce…especially after spending it with my loved one!

On December 25th, around two billion people come together to celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. However recently this pagan celebration came to the commercialization and politicization of Christmas that has left many people in doubt about its true meaning. To tell you the truth I am one of those people. Everything is political, when you want to succeed something, an idea, a broadcast … you must resort to politics, to diplomacy (not literally but I think you would get my point…continue reading…)

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When we enter this holy month, we notice that everything around us starts to become colorful; decorations pop up in every corner of the neighborhood, shopping malls get customized and wear a red and green cloth, santa clause is seen waiving and christmas songs start playing on and on on the radios. In a nutshell, the Christian Christmas has lost its true meaning and significance.

Till this day Jesus Christ’s birth is a controversial topic among theologians and this only adds up to the confusion of skeptical people as myself about this holy celebration turning into a commercialized one.

Let us see who benefit the most from this month…i will enlist you whatever comes to mind and you can add up if you like:

-Toy Stores

-Caterers

-Gadgets and equipment stores (technology being a prime seller this year)

-Perfume and clothing stores

-Bookshop

-TV, sponsorship and advertisement

Well doesn’t that give you some kind of idea? That Christmas really has turned into a huge hoax that benefits the above mentioned companies and gift lovers such as yourself (and me…)

This year I witnessed a true Christmas spirit and I am grateful that I did.

However the purpose of this post is to meet my, now, two opposite feelings about December, half way.

I believe that Christmas should be considered a holy holiday and that one’s mind and aura be spiritualized. Christmas should be all about helping those in need, tending to their lack of basic needs and care. Organizations worldwide take their objective seriously in December by carrying voluntary works and advertise massively about the help needed, however in my country, unfortunately though these non-profits exists, they lack the interest of the population, because let us face it, lebanese people are all about selfish miscellaneous needs than their next akin’s basic needs.

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Being there physically or/and spiritually for those in need is what the true feeling of Christmas celebration should be.

What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. Eleanor Powell.

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Author: Patyl-Astrid

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the common place, the slaves of the ordinary." Cecile Beaton

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