Where has Christ-mas Gone?

Christmas time.  I dread it every year.  I feel like a mouse trying to escape a trap.  When I go to the store I hear Christmas music, but I know it’s not for my enjoyment.  It’s to put me in a certain frame of mind.  I feel pressured into consumerism.  I feel like I can’t breathe.  I’ve got to get out of the store.  I need peace and quiet.  I want to run from all of this craziness.  Don’t they see what’s happening?  Don’t they know we are being shepherded into a pen?   I know the true meaning and I will not stand for this.  I will not renounce my belief for anyone.  It is Christ- mas time.  It is time to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  Why aren’t we allowed to use his name if it’s his birthday?  If we can’t use it and rejoice in it, what are we celebrating.    Why are we all so blinded by the sparkling lights and the ringing bells.  Get me out of this trap, this rat race.  Take me to the peaceful place within my soul that knows what is real.  We say Christmas is for the children.  We are the children of God.  Let’s rejoice and celebrate accordingly.

Love is a year round action.  I don’t need ringing bells or holly or Santa to feel true love.  Jesus came to show us the way of true love.  That love lives in each and every one of us.  Let’s change things up and celebrate love. We can celebrate by sharing our time with others, laughing, singing, caring and loving.  These are the gifts that matter most.  I have to step back from allowing the commercialism to consume my heart.  I have to return to my source, my God. I open my heart now to receive love and to give love freely.  Now, I can feel the joy of Christmas.  Thank you Jesus!  Amen.

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Mary Mangee

I have lived a life and learned many things along the way. Through my daily experiences I want to share the little lessons I have picked up and share them with you. Maybe you can find some pearls of wisdom in your day too.

15 thoughts on “Where has Christ-mas Gone?”

  1. I feel you my friend. The way of the world propels us to our preconceived duty and exasperation of the commercialistic display of giving for ‘Christ’-mas. In reality it is the heart of the season and the celebration of the Divine child within all of us that needs to be on display. Beautifully written my friend.

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  2. I am so with you. I like this time of year less and less each year. And that makes me feel like a scrooge. I haven’t wanted to decorate my house this year or put up a tree or do much of anything pertaining to Christmas. I hate the commercialism, the hustle and bustle…. all of it. But I let myself get caught up in it every year, I spend way too much money, and I get in a foul mood because of that.

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  3. I hear you. I am staying far away from the commercialism this year. I am so glad I wont have to buy gifts. My experience is that if you can have time to stay close to the silence you feel the presence of Jesus really strongly. I love the carol Silent Night as Christmas Eve can have such a powerful silent spiritual energy if you can get into a quiet and receptive place and that’s not possible if you get caught up in the commercialism.

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  4. I think with the invention of social media a giant tug or war is happening. On one side you will have those who deny the holiday and than you have the other side who embrace it. We are becoming more and more opinionated where in the past it was harder for voices to be heard and in many ways people were not as angry as they are now.

    We live in an interesting time and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

    Excellent post. Thank you.

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