A Holiday Letter

A Holiday Letter

This is a discussion on A Holiday Letter within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Someone sent this to me years ago (you may have read it before too) and I copied it to a word document and saved it. ...

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    A Holiday Letter

    Someone sent this to me years ago (you may have read it before too) and I copied it to a word document and saved it. Every year I read it just to remind myself of what's important, kind of a reality check. I hope you like it too.

    Dear Children,

    It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season.

    Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't actually born during this time of the year and that it was a one of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival.

    Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

    How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own.

    I don't care what you call the day. If want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

    Now, having said that, let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn.

    If all My followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town

    Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish.

    I actually spoke of that one in a teaching explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks was. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.

    If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it!

    1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.

    2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.

    3. Instead of writing George complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up. It will be nice hearing from you.

    4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.

    5. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.

    6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.

    7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry Christmas" that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day, they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families.

    8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary -- especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

    9. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

    10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of Mine.

    Don't forget, I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember.

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    I've never seen this before. Thanks! Definitely a great reminder.
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    "Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God." - Benjamin Franklin
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    I hope you don't mind if I copy this and send it to some others.
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    Sure you can Highpockets!

    I don't like that people are trying to force change on our Christmas traditions. I love and value those traditions.
    What I like about this letter is that it reinforces the truth that no one can really take away our faith and that it isn't tied to
    physical things.

    I love "The Grinch that Stole Christmas" for that reason. The Grinch stole all the trees and presents but Whoville still woke up happy on Christmas morning with their spirit intact. That's one of the best Christmas stories for children ever written IMO.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.


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    Thanks jeanloiuse.

    Too often we think we have to fight God's battles and forget that He is capable of fighting His own. Our job is to live the life He requires of us as individuals.

    Merry Christmas
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    Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special - Walter - YouTube

    gotta love Jeff Dunham (and the rest of the gang).

    don't watch if you are easily offended, its just comedy for cryin out loud
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