Sunday Short Blast
This year I'm not into Christmas cards. I admit to never having been big time into that anyway. No tree is going up inside the house. Lights were put up outside, but that's probably going to be it. The focus has taken a far different direction, far beyond the commercial, having to do with the "interior Kingdom."
Speaking of that - One thing that really galls me is when people use personal Christmas greetings as merely a pitch for something they want to sell you, often "in the name of the Lord," or at least with a religious slant on their product, cloaked in phony friendliness. So fed up with that approach. Some of us can see right through that.
Did it ever occur to you that "taking the Lord's name in vain" has to do with more than cussing? It also means that you use His name to represent the worldly lifestyle and values you promote and strive for.
Hey, wake up and understand, this is about the celebration of Christ's incarnation and birth to change the hearts of all humankind who will receive Him forever, not a chance for you to hawk your wares.
Remember, friendship with the world is enmity with God. Maybe that's a new concept for those who've been suckered into the megachurch mentality of name it and claim it.