Thursday, December 21, 2006

The 10 Christmas Commandments

I don't have a lengthy Christmas message in mind for everyone. It's because the important thing, they say, is that it must come from the heart. Oh, come on. I dislike being mushy.

Meanwhile, I was entertaining thoughts of what's in store for me this Christmas season when I came across with this list of 10 Christmas Commandments. I just found out that it does exist. So before I get hyped at jumping off to a long Christmas vacation, let me share this thing to you. This is in replacement of my supposed-to-be selfish wish list or foolish blaberring--again!

"The following item appeared in a church newsletter and contains some good advice that will help us keep selfishness in check this Christmas:
  1. You shall not leave ‘Christ’ out of Christmas, making it ‘Xmas.’ To some, ‘X’ is unknown.
  2. You shall prepare your soul for Christmas. Spend not so much on gifts that your soul is forgotten.
  3. You shall not let Santa Claus replace Christ, thus robbing the day of its spiritual reality.
  4. You shall not burden the shop girl, the mailman, and the merchant with complaints and demands.
  5. You shall give yourself with your gift. This will increase its value a hundred fold, and the one who receives it shall treasure it forever.
  6. You shall not value gifts received by their cost. Even the least expensive may signify love, and that is more priceless than silver and gold.
  7. You shall not neglect the needy. Share your blessings with many who will go hungry and cold if you are generous.
  8. You shall not neglect your church. Its services highlight the true meaning of the season.
  9. You shall be as a little child. Not until you become in spirit as a little one are you ready to enter into the kingdom of Heaven.
  10. You shall give your heart to Christ. Let Him be at the top of your Christmas list.

Anyone keeping these commandments is sure to have a blessed Christmas."



Iskoo said...

tama lahat ito lalo na yung sa number 1. marami ang nag sho short cut at sinusulat ang x instead na Christ. Siya lang ang reason kung bakit tayo may pasko kaya dapat di tinatanggal name Nya. Hpappy new year!

cruise said...

if we put Him first in our lives, all things shall be added to us...

May this year bring
More Blessings
Good Health, Success, Joy
And Love to you and your family
Happy New Year!