Leading up to Christmas, listening to people who were thinking about Christmas in England - what they will buy or do, who will they be with on this day...the 25th December is heavily promoted with a materialistic emphasis - such a shame. So many people will have incurred debt too. With boat loads of cargo ships from China with goods, the retailers who maximise with profit, many operating online now, will have had a field day in this time.
This year an important lessons is being learned
God does not want anyone to get into debt..
Usury is forbidden but the CREDIT CARD companies ignore this..and the temptation to get into debt is offered with loans, now asking for guarantors...actually a few people are being asked for a guarantor now, including for rent..people do not know what this means too. But as the law in England is not ensuring that people are protected, many are robbed.
Jesus does not want people to live with suffering or fear
These years children have been guided by Christ ...His Truth.
By 6th January many people have taken down Christmas trees and decorations, when the Orthodox Christianity is celebrating, as .it is written 'a Russian Christmas January 7, according to the Julian calendar'. December 25 is Christmas day by the Gregorian calendar.'
If this is confusing - let it not be...The easiest way to get pass this is commemorate both days or better still, Remember Christmas every day after all Jesus is alive.
The life of Christ is important. The light of Christ endures.
There are people who do not celebrate Christmas because they do not have a lot of money and think that Christmas is all about expensive gifts and yet it is not.
Giving a gift can be a hug also home made cookies.
The home made gifts are made and given with love.
The Orthodox Christmas is on 7th January - Epiphany is commemorated on the 6th of January...This day in 2013, Jesus was seen in a vision wearing his crown.
The reason he was wearing his crown is to show me that He is the Authority. Those who have gone against him do not have permission to rule over his family.
Christmas - What does this really mean..Think about this.
In Greek Christ is Christos...and 'mas' means 'our'
Christmas can mean...OUR CHRIST... my interpretation.
As Christ is alive, resurrected from dead to alive...He lives..
Christmas every day is indeed very appropriate to say..
Of one of the headlines written today by the Standard.