Jesus Is the Reason for the Season

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Caitlin Read Ms. Gadziala Theology 3 12 December 2013

Is Jesus the Reason for the Season? In my house, Jesus is definitely part of the reason for the season but I do not think that is the only reason for the holiday spirit entering our home. Though my family does celebrate the birth of Jesus as part of the festivities, we also take the time to appreciate and spend time with family. However, the entire christmas day was supposed to be spend celebrating God and the birth of his Son, and I do not think that is what takes space in our minds amongst the opening of presents and the abundance of food. Though my family does go to church that morning to celebrate Jesus, once church is over, the purpose of the day starts to leave our memory. On christmas there are gifts to be given and received, as well as stomachs that are painfully full and the wine that is passed around the adult table becomes the focus of the time. This creates a more commercial holiday, rather than a religious one centered around Jesus. In society I believe that Christmas has become all about the presents: whether it be the expectation of getting them or the stress of trying to find the perfectly impressive present for a loved one. Even the Christmas tree no longer has meaning, they are commercially grown to be chopped down and last in the house for two weeks. The holiday season has become all about spending money instead of about the glory

of God. The only thing that should be important on Christmas is the joy of having family around you, and worshiping God because he gave us his son as a savior.…...

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