Sears And Roebuck Didn't Invent Christmas!

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 08:54 AM.

            And don't you dare tell me Christmas has become politically incorrect! Walking into a movie theater and shooting scores of people is politically incorrect. Dropping the unwanted new born baby in the trashcan is politically incorrect. Neighboring countries warring on each other to beat the band is politically incorrect. Parents who push the responsibility of raising their children off on TV, iPads, school teachers or detention center officers is political incorrect. Elected officials who look you right in the eye and lie to you is politically incorrect. Walking right by, without a smile and a kind word for, that young teenager who is struggling so mightily with life and searching so desperately for the right answers, is politically incorrect.

            Political correctness might ought to start with rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar's...and unto God what is God's.   

            When I was a boy I loved the Red Ryder gloves, the BB gun and the Timex watch. But I knew, even at a young age, that was not what Christmas was really all about. My parents sacrificed to give me that watch. Money was always short. Daddy, taking a cue from the Heavenly Hosts, gave us more than he had. You can't swoosh that under the table…you can't play like that didn't happen...you can't live long enough to explain to me the politically incorrectness of that! Daddy taught us the story of the second chapter of Luke better than any preacher I've ever heard...without reading a word!

            As we stood in that small living room, in front of a fairly simple decorated tree, unwrapping gifts and celebrating the moment Mom would always work in her favorite truism, "We wouldn't be here if He hadn't been there!"

It is the birthday of Jesus, plain and simple. Let's honor it by holding down the clamor of politically correctness and trivial infighting, and start sharing more of the peace on earth and good will toward each other.

Merry CHRISTmas,

     



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