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December 21, 2013

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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

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