The Greatest Gift

A television interviewer was walking streets of Tokyo at Christmas time. Christmas shopping is a very big commercial success in Japan. The interviewer stopped one young woman on the sidewalk, and asked, "What is the meaning of Christmas?"Laughing, she responded, "I don't know. Is that the day that Jesus died?"

Sadly, there was some truth in her answer. Christmas is always a stressful time of the year. It shouldn't be really, but with all the end-of-year functions, family get-togethers and Christmas shopping, Jesus can easily be neglected, and the 'reason for the season' distorted.

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God bless


Sophie said...

I heard once of someone going to Japan and seeing Father Christmas on a cross outside a department store.... the mind boggles!