That kid was Jesus.
I am appalled by Andrew Faiz's December article. He refers to the birth of Jesus as "that kid that was born in that barn." How insulting and degrading TO DEGRADE, DEGRADING. To, sink or lower a person in the estimation of the public.
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Yes. Christmas has become too materialistic ma·te·ri·al·ism
1. Philosophy The theory that physical matter is the only reality and that everything, including thought, feeling, mind, and will, can be explained in terms of matter and physical phenomena.
2. to too many people. What are you doing to share the real meaning of Christmas? Do you really believe that the number of people shopping for gifts means those people do not know the real meaning of Christmas?
Christmas is giving. Christmas is love. God, with His wonderful love for His people, gave us the greatest gift possible, His only Son, Jesus. Because of God's gifts to us I take great pleasure in giving gifts to my family and loved ones loved ones npl → seres mpl queridos
loved ones npl → proches mpl et amis chers
loved ones love npl . And I take great pleasure in celebrating the birthday of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. He brought love to the world and the glory of God. The old familiar carols are wonderful. Jesus is the light of the world. And all the Christmas lights are beautiful to see. And at no other time are there more opportunities to tell people the real meaning of Christmas.
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I was shocked and dismayed at the lack of respect and reverence in that column and in Rev. Marion Schaffer's January letter.
That "kid" was Jesus, the Son of God. His name should be treated with "reverence and Godly god·ly
adj. god·li·er, god·li·est
1. Having great reverence for God; pious.
god fear," (Heb. 12:28), not in a flippant flip·pant
1. Marked by disrespectful levity or casualness; pert.
2. Archaic Talkative; voluble.
[Probably from flip. manner.
Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate that column. I couldn't agree more on the subject. Every year I feel more disturbed by Christmas and everything that goes with it.
Maybe Christmas '06 will be better!
Rev. Marion Schaffer responds:
My first reaction was despair (only briefly) that Mr. Faiz's words were so misunderstood. But now I feel good about the fact that he has stirred up some reaction and concern.
Isn't it ironic that Faiz (and I, since I responded positively to his statement about "that kid ... in that barn") are accused of being disrespectful dis·re·spect·ful
Having or exhibiting a lack of respect; rude and discourteous.
disre·spect ! In fact, what we are crying out for is a return to what we were given in the beginning: Emmanuel = God with us.
Faiz was asking us to strip away all the hoopla hoop·la
a. Boisterous, jovial commotion or excitement.
b. Extravagant publicity: The new sedan was introduced to the public with much hoopla.
2. we have created and get back to Christ. By using the words "that kid that was born in that barn" he reminds us that God came into the world the same way we did, journeyed here as we do: he was fully divine but ... fully human.