When You break the word Christmas up, You have Christ- Son of God, and Mas- Celebration. So in essence the celebration of Christ. Many may say Christmas has lost its true meaning, I say “It is what it is”, another holiday to spend time with Family, and Friends. I agree it has become very commercialized, and materialistic, but what these days is not?
What seems weird to Me is, why do We require a excuse to visit with Family and Friends? It seems as though most holidays are used as a excuse, when You can choose to use any moment, not just designated traditional dates. I use to in the past get really worked up over how materialistic Christmas has become, and I boycotted buying and receiving gifts altogether. Now I just allow it to be what ever it is, just another time of year to visit with Family and Friends.
One could get all worked up, and stressed over how much money to spend on gifts for others, but why? It is all Your choice on how much to spend, or not spend. You are in control of what You do. Yeah there are statistics, and opinions on how much money people will spend on average for gifts. I say “Who cares?!”. Money is a transfer of energy, when You truly think about it. If You have good intent on what You use money for, then that is what it will do. The other is also true as well. It all comes back to You choosing what to do, and not to do. Either way, if You allow things to bother You, then it is ‘You’ that has the issue, not any thing out there.
This is not a write up on whether Christ really existed, or not. And whether Christmas has lost its true meaning. Like I said “It is what it is!”, and You make it what it is. The one and only thing I get from the new testament is “We are all capable of every thing Jesus did!”, and that is the main focus of the bible, I believe! So enjoy every moment You have while alive, and do not sweat the small stuff, which I feel is every thing that is!
*Note – There are many cultures and religions that celebrate some thing similar to Christmas. The main theme of them all is to ‘Celebrate’, and I find that rings true for all other holidays in various cultures. There is no right and wrong to which one You celebrate, the main thing is You Live, Love, and Appreciate all that is in Life!