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12/15/12 Weekend Grif.Net – 10 Commandments (Christmas version)

12/15/12 Weekend Grif.Net – 10 Commandments (Christmas version)

[revised from a 100-year old list in a church bulletin]

I. Thou shalt not leave “Christ” out of Christmas, making it “Xmas.” (“X” =
Greek letter ‘chi’ standing for ‘Christ’, but to most “X” is unknown).

II. Thou shalt prepare your soul for Christmas. Spend not so much on gifts
that your soul is forgotten.

III. Thou shalt not let Santa Claus replace Christ, thus robbing the day of
its spiritual reality. Christmas IS a religious holiday.

IV. Thou shalt not burden the sales clerks, the mailman, and the merchant
with complaints and demands.

V. Thou shalt give yourself with your gift. This will increase its value a
hundred fold, and he who receives it shall treasure it forever.

VI. Thou shalt not value gifts received by their cost. Even the least
expensive may signify love, and that is more priceless than silver and gold.

VII. Thou shalt not neglect the needy. Share your blessings with many who
will go hungry and cold unless you are generous.

VIII. Thou shalt not neglect your church. Its services highlight the true
meaning of the season.

IX. Thou shalt be as a little child. Not until you have become in spirit as
a little one are you ready to enter into the kingdom of Heaven.

X. Thou shalt give your heart to Christ. Let Him be at the top of your
Christmas list.

Any one keeping these commandments is sure to have a Merry (and blessed)
Christmas.

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Dr Bob Griffin
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”