‘It’s actually just the celebration of capitalistic greed.’
‘More people commit suicide at Christmas than at any other time of the year.’
‘Jesus was really born in April.’
‘We need to be more sensitive to other faith groups during this Holiday Season.’
Or my personal favourite, ‘Let’s put the Christ back in Christmas!’
Forget about it. Relax. Enjoy.
If you want added meaning, then use this time to . . .
. . . remember those in need . . . spend time with your family . . . give a boost to the economy by racking up your VISA . . . wish someone happy Hanukkah . . . reflect on the cosmic implications of the birth of Jesus . . . take a break from South Beach . . . sleep.
There is nothing inherantly sacred about Christmas, so don’t worry about searching for the ‘real meaning’ of the holiday. Give it meaning.For me this year, Christmas means seeing my kids get caught up in the magic of the lights and the snow and the expectation of gifts. For me it means drinking eggnog lattes and having afternoon naps after large meals. For me it means finding the time and the energy to dream new dreams for Southpoint. For me it means confronting my apathy toward people in need.
What meaning will you give the holiday?