Christmas Dickie-Quickie

This is one of the best comments I’ve ever seen. It’s from Proud Podcast Participant Bill Neftleberg

 

Letter from Jesus about Christmas

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 some
of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was
actually a time of a 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 you 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
were. 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 President 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 again.

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 Sabbath. 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. 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 your church food bank 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 : I LOVE YOU,
JESUS

 

Far too often we as people let things drive us apart when, the only things that really matter are the things that bring us together. His words are a reminder to us all to cherish the good times, remember those we love and have loved, because we never know when we wont have them any longer

Things that divide hurt us individually more than any illness or natural calamity ever could. Jesus always tried to lift up not tear down. So to all of you my friends I too say I LOVE YOU’

 

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