Random thoughts from a United Methodist Pastor toiling in relative obscurity and loving it!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Thanksgiving is Coming! Is it time to Rethink Christmas?
Thanksgiving and Black Friday always seem to ramp up the "keep Christ in Christmas" battle. I can understand folks wanting to acknowledge their faith. However, the aggressive tone of some does nothing to make the Christian faith attractive to others. And I am not sure it helps strengthen our discipleship either.
My denomination, the United Methodist Church, has a Rethink Christmas campaign out which might help Christians experience a more powerful holiday season this year. If you want to know more, then go to http://www.umcor.org/christmas
If you feel the need to fight the battle for Christmas, perhaps there is a battle that helps others instead of alienating them. Maybe there is something worth fighting for this Christmas.