The following appeared in a church newsletter and contains some good advice that will help us keep selfishness in check this Christmas:
- Thou shalt not leave “Christ” out of Christmas, making it “Xmas.” To some, “X” is unknown.
- Thou shalt prepare thy soul for Christmas. Spend not so much on gifts that thy soul is forgotten.
- Thou shalt not let Santa Claus replace Christ, thus robbing the day of its spiritual reality.
- Thou shalt not burden the shop girl, the mailman and the merchant with complaints and demands.
- Thou shalt give thyself with thy gift. This will increase its value a hundredfold, and he who receiveth it shall treasure it forever.
- Thou shalt not value gifts received by their cost. Even the least expensive may signify love, and that is more priceless than silver and gold.
- Thou shalt not neglect the needy. Share thy blessings with many who will go hungry and cold unless thou are generous.
- Thou shalt not neglect thy church. Its services highlight the true meaning of the season.
- Thou shalt be as a little child. Not until thou has become in spirit as a little one art thou ready to enter into the kingdom of Heaven.
- Thou shalt give thy heart to Christ. Let Him be at the top of thy Christmas list.
Anyone keeping these commandments is sure to have a blessed Christmas.
— Author Unknown
Meditation: And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. – Colossians 3:17
You will succeed in Jesus Name!