FOX News Channel on Friday night had a report about Black Friday. They presented an amateur video that was posted to YouTube.
When watching this video, at first glance, one may assume it is from another country; Syria or Egypt perhaps. The fighting and the violence taking place in this video are appalling.
Many may only notice the madness and the rioting spirit of the group in the video, but one thing I noticed was one of the worst products of human nature; greed.
The Christmas Season is a time to be joyful, thankful and giving.
Let us not forget that the whole Christmas Season is set aside to remember, thank and be joyful for the birth of Jesus Christ; a man who gave more than any could.
When Jesus died on the cross to pay for our iniquities, there was no bargain.
He didn’t pay for the sins of the world at discounted prices. He paid full price for our sins, with his life. The Christmas season has become distorted.
More and more people are forgetting the true meaning of Christmas.
The season has been commercialized and the commercialization has ultimately taken the place of Jesus Christ in His season.
Let us not be happy that we are now famous and being broadcast to the nation as a rioting bunch of hoodlums, sparing no one for a discount on a cheap cell phone. Let’s be ashamed of ourselves that our greed has been raised to such a high level of foolishness that we cannot overcome it. Let’s remember, when Christmas Day arrives and all throughout the season, that this is a time to put our minds on something greater.
So be thankful for the greatest gift ever given to all of mankind.
Let’s get back to the real spirit of Christmas and remember that’s it’s not about receiving gifts or decorating the tree, but about loving one another and teaching one another about the birth of the Man who saved us from our greed.
Before you put the kids to bed, awaiting that wonderful hour when Old Saint Nick will arrive, sit them down and tell them about the wonderful hour when their Lord and Savior arrived.
That’s the real spirit of Christmas.
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