A phrase that I often see during this season: "Keep Christ in Your Christmas." At least one of my Facebook friends put up a logo with this very important and legitimate thought as her profile picture. The sentiment is that all the secular celebrations and rituals, and especially consumerism, seem to overshadow the commemoration of the birth of Christ.
The Advent Conspiracy movement provides a great tool, urging us to make this season more meaningful through four simple actions: worship fully, spend less, give more, and love all.
Here is wording on their site.
The story of Christ's birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love.
So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists.
And when it's all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling of missed purpose. Is this what we really want out of Christmas?
What if Christmas became a world-changing event again?And here's a great video.
Wishing all of us a Blessed and Meaningful Advent.