Of all my childhood memories, Christmas holds a special place inside. From Christmas Concerts with carols and the Christmas pageant – the anticipation, hope and peace – there is nothing that will replace Christmas in my heart. I personally think all and every child should have this feeling of goodwill and happiness that Christmas creates.
I am puzzled why this experience would be controversial or be denied anyone especially a child. Nothing I receive in my life now can replace family, friends and the feeling of Christ’s birth bringing me peace and joy.
Jesus was, at least, a good man. His teachings are generosity, love, hope and peace. If for no other reason, we celebrate the birthday of a good man – just as we have throughout history (Who would protest celebrating Martin Luther King – as a good man?) – where is it wrong? What harm can befall a child or an adult in celebrating or recognizing goodness?
MERRY CHRISTMAS – Experience the wonder and awe of a joyous season.