It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are
taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't
actually born during this time of the year and that some of your predecessors decided to celebrate My birthday at what was actually a time of pagan festival. I do appreciate being
remembered anytime, though.
How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be understood most
easily by thinking about what loving parents teach their children. As far as I’m concerned, if you really want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in
which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get
rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and replace them with a small Nativity
scene on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there
wouldn't be any need for a display on the town square because there
would be a lot of them all around town.
Stop worrying about the fact that some people are calling the tree a
holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all
trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape
vine if you wish. I actually spoke of that one in a teaching,
explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks
were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 - 8.
If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my
wish list. Choose something from it:
1. Write letters of love and hope to soldiers away
from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I
know. They tell Me all the time.
2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don't have to know them
personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.
3. Instead of writing the President complaining about everything you don’t like that he’s doing, why don't you write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family this year. Then
follow up. It will be nice for him to hear from you again.
4. Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.
5. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their
own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since
you don't know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm
smile. It could make the difference.
6. Instead of nit picking because some retailers don’t allow their employees to say, “Merry Christmas”, give each salesperson you meet a warm smile and a kind word. Then
stop shopping at stores on Sunday. If the stores didn't make so much money
on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home
with their families as I would like them to do.
7. Here's a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your
town who not only will have no "Christmas" tree, but neither will they
have any presents to give or receive. If you don't know them, buy some
food and a few gifts and give them to Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army or some other
charity that believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.
8.. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and
loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret
that you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions
that you are one of mine.
Don't forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and
do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check
out the list above and get to work; time is short. I'll help you, but
the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas
with all those whom you love and remember :
I LOVE YOU,