A Facebook friend posted a Christian music video. The comment accompanying this video was, “There's always time to recommit your Christmas to Jesus. How will you make room for Him in your celebration this year?”
Yes, there's always time to recommit your Christmas to Jesus. Yet humans often have enough trouble with simple commitment, let alone recommitment. Organized religion is not helpful in this.
Nearly 1700 years ago, Christmas was officially set as December 25th. It was hoped this winter solstice feast timing would encourage pagans to commit to Christ.
Over the centuries pagan traditions infiltrated Christmas: fir trees, house decorating and gift giving, etc. The Christmas season morphed exponentially, of late, into holiday shopping season. Thus, humans are now overcommitted. For Believers it is worse. They have ONE extra commitment non-believers do not.
Leaders of organized religion themselves greet others with a hearty Merry Christmas. If one thinks about this Evanlogically, that greeting is, at best, gruesome. Gaiety toward the impending slaughter to “save our bacon?” Talk about Matthew 7:6!
Believers pray, “… lead us not into temptation…” yet that is where organized religion allows them to stray at Christmas. I pray for religious leaders to “…deliver them from evil…” by changing the name of, and date for, the remembrance of this Birth.
The real question is, “Will organized religion facilitate believers making room for Him in COMMEMORATING THE REASON FOR THE BIRTH OF CHRIST next year?
Reduce the flock’s over commitment. The date to start doing that is October 2, 2022, Worldwide Communion Day.
Then the question becomes, “Will the National Council of Churches facilitate believers making room for Him by COMMEMORATING THE REASON FOR THE BIRTH OF CHRIST on October 2, 2022?