News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Breaking News


December 21, 2013

READERS’ FORUM: Dec. 22, 2013

Why celebrate Christmas?

Christmas is a day set aside to represent the birth of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe to be our Savior. The wise men brought gifts to Him, so we want to give gifts. Since we cannot give an earthly gift to Him, we give gifts to His children, those we love and care for.

It is a tradition, not a Biblical requirement, to do this. I love the season. People are bustling around, families get together who may not at any other time of the year. Lights and decorations are beautiful to see, even though they have nothing at all to do with the real meaning of Christmas.

I find it ludicrous that it is “politically incorrect” to mention Christ in public places, or to say “Merry Christmas” to a customer. It is His birthday that is the basis of the holiday which sends us into their stores.

I can’t help but wonder why non-Christians celebrate Christmas? I know why Christians do. There would be no reason for a Christmas celebration without the Christ. It is like people who don't know me celebrating my birthday.

If you celebrate Christmas, and are not a Christian, please at least consider the greatest gift ever: a Savior who was born for the express purpose of dying as a sacrifice for the sins of all those who will accept this gift. It is a free gift. None of us deserve it, but it was given out of love.

And, as you prepare for your Christmas celebration, no matter what it may be, please consider the fact that it is one of the loneliest days of the year for those who are alone, poor, homeless or depressed. Look around and see who you can include in your Christmas celebration this year.

Thank you for considering my comments and have a blessed and merry Christmas.

— Lois Little

Terre Haute

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts Raw: MH17 Passenger Remains in Kharkiv, Ukraine Raw: Israel Hits Gaza Targets, Destroys Mosques Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Raw: Lawmakers Scuffle in Ukraine's Parliament Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Raw: Massive Explosion in Gaza City Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror'
NDN Video
Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot Sebastian The Ibis Walks Beautiful Bride Down The Aisle | ACC Must See Moment NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Faces of Souls Lost in Malaysian Plane Crash 105-year-old woman throws first pitch Man Creates Spreadsheet of Wife's Reasons for Turning Down Sex 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010