Monday, December 28, 2009

After Christmas Blues?...

*JMJ*  I can honestly say, that I don't feel "the let down," after Christmas this year.
So I've concluded that it's probably what I have learned what Christmas is all about over these past ten years since I've became a Catholic.
Does it mean because I'm maturing with age that I now know the true meaning of Christmas. No. I believe that a child, a teenager, 20's and 30 something's folks, can know what the true meaning of Christmas is all about.
You have to be taught though what the true meaning of Christmas is all about. Yes, Catholic parents have the obligation of teaching their children this. Parents promise Christ to teach their children about the Catholic church and to raise them in a Catholic home when the they are up at the alter recieving the sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
But if those parents weren't taught, then how can they teach their children?
So I don't feel that you learn the true meaning of Christmas as we mature and age. I believe, it needs to be taught. Because there are folks older than I, who don't know the true meaning of Christmas. In my opinion, it's because they weren't taught the true meaning of Christmas.
With that said, I made sure this year, that my youngest son knows what the true meaning of Christmas is.
I feel that if you do know what the true meaning of Christmas is all about, you won't feel that Christmas "let down." Infact, the church is just beginning their Christmas with rejoicing! Christ is born!
That is why I have decided to leave my Christmas decorations up a little longer this year.
Walking into my parish this Christmas season feels so wonderful. I feel like Christ is giving me and my family a big welcome hug. And I feel so at home there. All the Christmas decorations are up and everyone one is singing Silent Night.
I truelly hope that you all found the true meaning of Christmas this year. Because when you know what Christmas is really about, then there will be no room for that Christmas "let down," because your hearts will be full of love for the little Babe in the  manger.
God bless you all and Merry Christmas to you!


Eileen said...

Beautiful post!

And I so agree with it all!

I've had a wonderful spirit-filled Christmas this year too.
There was lots of fun involved as usual, but the gift-giving and all the commercialism was pared way down and Christmas was so enjoyable this year for me with emphasis put where it belongs, on the Reason for the Season!

Michael said...

What a wonderful post! And so true. It a great reminder that God has his arms open to us - so there is no reason to feel a let down! God Bless!

Aayden and Aarons Mommy said...

Great post, Mom! and very true.

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