Christmas day is the day Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. At least, that’s the history behind the holiday. As in most other holidays, Christmas has turned into a hallmark day where parents try to find the most expensive presents for their kids who have probably been naughty. The malls are filled with last minute shoppers (myself included) trying to find the perfect present that will bring a smile to the faces of their loved ones. As I walked through the mall on Christmas eve anxious about what I would buy for my family, I realized how far we’ve strayed from the true meaning of Christmas.
I won’t make this a religious post, but I will say that if you are a Christian, take a moment today to reflect on what Christmas is really about. Cherish the family and friends you have and reach out to those who have no one to celebrate this awesome holiday with. Once the presents have been opended and the excitement of the gifts have subsided, reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. ‘Tis the season to thank Christ for his many blessings and for imparting His love onto us.