Traditionally Xmas a time of spending. On pleasure, enjoyment, fun, celebration and much jubilation. Hooray it’s a holiday! We can’t stem the Yuletide can we? A time for snow and mistletoe. Everyone longing for someone. something. Hoping to go somewhere. Reuniting with friends and loved ones. Family returning from working or studying away from home. Loneliness becomes so unbearable that many become suicidal. Drug, alcohol,people abuse is on the increase. Domestic violence and social rage increase. Emergency services working overtime trying to cope with situations that arise during all this time of merry making and reckless abandonment.
Children dreaming of a white xmas and the anticipation of a santa visitation. Only to find mummy kissing Santa Claus. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire while we put up the decorations. In the North time for indoor activity, sleigh rides and skiing or ice skating. And in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s time for the itsy weetsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini. COWABUNGA BEACH AHOY! Yes, as humans we find so many ways to amuse ourselves during this time of holly and ivy. Movies with an xmas theme abound.
But is all this materialism necessary? Should it not be quality time spent with family? It’s the thought that counts not the cost of the gift. Christ and not Tammuz thought nothing of sacrificing his life for us. The greatest gift of all. Let us commemorate more the Birth of Christ as stated than Semiramius and Tammuz. Or Natalis Invicti-the Birth of the Sun. 25th Dec. The rebirth of Nimrod as the Sun King Sol. The birth of a child of incest; Tammuz. The False Messiah. Let us rather reflect on the True Messiah and His great gift of coming in human form and dying to save us from our sins. Even though it is not requested in the bible-his real birth date.