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12/21/15 Grif.Net – My Reflection on the Season

12/21/15 Grif.Net – My Reflection on the Season

When I was a kid at Christmas we couldn’t afford =
tinsel.  We had to wait for grandpa to sneeze toward the =
tree.

Christmas is the time when =
people put so many bulbs on the outside of their houses, you don’t =
know if they’re celebrating the birth of Jesus or General =
Electric.

Saw a modern rendition =
of the Christmas story out in Beverly Hills. Two kids dressed as Mary =
and Joseph and they are on their way to the inn in Bethlehem. On the =
other side of the stage, a boy in a shepherd’s outfit is on a =
cellular phone, texting for reservations.

I know. I know. I know that people say “It’s the =
thought that counts, not the gift”, but couldn’t people =
think a little bigger?

Every =
year, Christmas becomes less a birthday and more a Clearance =
Sale.

I have Christmas is in my =
heart twelve months a year. And thanks to credit cards, it’s on my =
Visa Statement twelve months a year also.

Some of these new toys are so creative and inventive. This =
year they have a Neurotic Doll. It’s wound up =
already.

When I was young we =
were poor. We didn’t have a Christmas tree, we had a Christmas =
stump.

~~

Dr Bob Griffin

bob@grif.net www.grif.net

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"