Everyone uses the term, "Christmas Spirit" but what do you mean by that?
Is the Christmas Spirit being nice to each other, loving each other and spending time together? Because if that's it, then why not have the Christmas Spirit all year round?
Is the Christmas Spirit getting each other gifts?
Because if that's it, why not have the Christmas Spirit on your birthday?
Is the Christmas Spirit watching Santa Claus movies and drinking hot chocolate?
Because if that's it, then why not have Christmas in January blizzards instead of December?
If you don't celebrate Christmas, people call it the 'Holiday Spirit'.
Then there are the people who say Christmas is too commercial...
Then there are the people who say Christmas needs to be 'restored', by keeping 'Christ' in it...
Then there are the people who say Christmas is a time to reflect and remember...
I love spending time with my family, opening gifts, having a good time, but that has nothing to do with 'Christmas Spirit', at least in my opinion. So what is it?
Like Charlie Brown, I want to yell, "DOESN'T ANYBODY KNOW WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT??"
"Behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people."
"Glory to the new born king"
"God and sinners reconciled"
As we celebrate Christ this season, I wonder why we don't celebrate this ALL the time.
I love the songs we sing and the sentiments of loving Baby Jesus - but take it a step further, recognize that he is the same king as the one who did miracles and who died for your sins. It's easy to forget that in the 'spirit' of things. So this Christmas, give Christ your gratitude.