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12/19/20 Weekend Grif.Net – Ten Commandments of Christmas

12/19/20 Weekend Grif.Net – Ten Commandments of Christmas

[From a list =
in a church bulletin in 1912]

 

I. Thou shalt =
not leave "Christ" out of Christmas, making it =
"Xmas." ("X" =3D Greek letter ‘chi’ standing for =
‘Christ’ so it still means Christmas, but to most people today, the =
"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’ along 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.

 

Anyone keeping =
these commandments is sure to have a Merry (and blessed) =
Christmas.

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net =
www.grif.net

"Jesus =
Knows Me, This I Love!"