What’s the True Meaning of Christmas?

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nativity-sceneOver the years, how we celebrate Christmas has evolved. In many ways, we’ve lost the true meaning of Christmas. We focus on ourselves and what we want. We worry about finding the most impressive gift, hosting a great party, or having the house with the biggest light display.

What’s the true meaning of Christmas? It’s all about love.

John 3:16-17 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of love.

As we’re fighting the crowds to buy last-minute presents or stressing about whether everything is ready for Christmas dinner, take a few minutes to reflect on what’s really important. Out of gratitude for what God did for us, we remember His birth by giving each other meaningful gifts, worshipping Him, and being especially conscious of the poor and less fortunate.

Give thanks for family and friends, the food on our tables, and the time we are able to spend together.

Have a safe and very Merry Christmas!