That’s right. I just don’t care. I went to bed at 11PM and that’s it. Not a fan of New Year’s Day, as you all know. It’s just another day. I don’t know why people make a big deal out of it. Whatever. I am now fully rested and on my way to the Rose Bowl Parade. Yes!!!!
I hope this time I get a chance to mingle with the Jesus Freaks on the megaphone and get their thoughts on certain thing. Who knows how this will turn out?
Your birth gave us life. Thanks, Jesus.
Every year as Christmas rolls along I start to wonder what I am doing. On one hand, I enjoy the deals stores have because I get to buy stuff for myself. I don’t really get gifts for anyone else unless I really have a great idea. Other than that, it’s just a White Elephant gift here and there and that’s really it. The commercialism, the materialism, the lies of Santa are all ignored. I’m not a grinch, but Christmas is stressful and I don’t want to deal with it.
Then on the other hand, I know that Christmas means nothing to me unless it includes Jesus. You see, I know that this is the beginning of a fulfilled promise by God to save us. He loved us so much, that He sent Jesus to save us. We are no longer slaves to sin, but free in His love. That’s crazy and of course if you don’t believe in God, that’s a bunch of nonsense. I get it. If I wasn’t Christian, this is hard to believe.
But I do want to say and remind those who don’t believe — and even those who do believe — that this time of year reminds us that things are good. And things are always good. But when this season is done, we go back to our jobs, our misery and all that. But with Jesus, it’s different. Understanding who and why Jesus is hard. But understanding that we can be loved no matter how screwed up we are is tough to grasp but much more relateable. We all desire to be loved and that’s what God offers. No condemnation, no restrictions. Just love.
This is why Christmas exists. Because God loved us that much, He sent us His only Son to show us the way. That’s wonderful! That’s amazing. That’s why I celebrate Christmas.
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A little late posting this, but I was too busy cracking that whip!
How in the world are people getting the day off today? This Columbus Day holiday is just a day commemorating a guy getting lost, showing up at someone else’s place and killing and stealing all they had. That’s not worth a celebration.
That’s the same thing as St. Patrick’s Day. What are we celebrating? People just getting drunk for the hell of it? That’s stupid.
What about New Year’s Day? Getting a new calendar does not warrant a holiday.
Away with pointless holidays! Away with them!
It’s a celebration of the beginning of the fulfillment of God’s promise of saving us. That’s pretty cool. Thanks, God!
I’m just happy to be back home with family today, away from work. Good times.
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Two years ago I stood in a not so brightly-lit parking lot. In the distance I could see that big yellow sign that read “Best Buy.” It was 11PM. I was cold and I am pretty sure I wasn’t the only one. I stood there with my friend as we waited for midnight. I had no intention of buying anything. In fact, I only went there because my friend wanted to get a laptop. I knew that day that it would be my last time participating on Black Friday. I didn’t want to go through it anymore.
In previous years, I actually had an intent to buy something. I would show up at Wal-Mart at midnight, wait for a bit and maybe, just maybe buy that video game at $20 cheaper than the MSRP. And the years before that, I would drive and roam around my neighborhood, looking to buy something at a great price that I am pretty sure I didn’t need.
Since then, I have given up on Black Friday. It’s not that I don’t like great deals. It’s just that I didn’t care anymore. I no longer wanted to become part of the machine that society has told me that I needed to be a part of. It’s tiring. It’s stressful. It’s not what Christmas is all about.
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