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Old 12-07-2009, 02:02 AM
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Default Letter from Jesus about Christmas --

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 it was some of your
predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time of pagan festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered
anytime.

How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily
understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your
own. I don't care what you call the day. If you 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 put in a small Nativity scene
on your own front lawn. If all My followers did that there would be no
need for such a scene on the town square, because there would be many of them all around town.

Stop worrying about the fact that 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 this once in a teaching, explaining who I am in
relation to you and what each of your 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. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is
> >> being celebrated, 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 the wording on the
> >> cards his staff sent out this year, 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 hearing from you again.
> >>
4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and
> >> they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth,
> >> and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and
> >> remind them that I love them.

5 Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.
> >>
6. 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.
> >>
7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the
> >> holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm
> >> smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry
> >> Christmas", that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop
> >> shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home with their
families
> >>
8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary--
> >> especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.
> >>
9. 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 the Salvation Army or some charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.
> >>
10. 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 I 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, JESUS



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Old 12-07-2009, 03:11 AM
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Andrea, that was just way too long
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:10 AM
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7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the
> >> holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm
> >> smile and a kind word. Even if they aren't allowed to wish you a "Merry
> >> Christmas", that doesn't keep you from wishing them one. Then stop
> >> shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn't make so much money on that day they'd close and let their employees spend the day at home with their
families
Everything should close on Sunday.
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:48 AM
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4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and
> >> they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth,
> >> and why I came to live with you down here.

Yea, make sure you remind that he came to SAVE you from youself on top of that.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:15 PM
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Everything should close on Sunday.
I agree. Chic fila has been closed on Sunday since they started and they have not had any problems.

As for the rest of the letter well it is very condescending. It is irrelevant what day Jesus was born the day should be celebrated as it was established and not the commercial juggernaut it has turned into. Don't sell trees at all if you can;t call them what they are. If Christmas offends you then do nto celebrate it, it is really that simple. What should we caters to humanist when it is our holiday.
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Old 12-07-2009, 05:21 PM
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I agree. Chic fila has been closed on Sunday since they started and they have not had any problems.
I choose Chic-fil-A at every opportunity for this very reason.

I think we should launch a campaign. Everybody report here on Sunday after church so I know that no one is using any businesses.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:44 PM
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I choose Chic-fil-A at every opportunity for this very reason.

I think we should launch a campaign. Everybody report here on Sunday after church so I know that no one is using any businesses.
Sorry my job makes me work on Sunday. I have to make Pizza for those watching football. But I agree wholeheartedly that more should not patron those open on Sunday. However the church crowd is often the biggest boost in sales on Sunday go figure. Here in Tulsa we have several establishment who do nto open on Sunday and they have no regret for lost income.
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The only time ive ever worked on a Sunday is after sundown on special occasions at the store...or when I worked at the Cathedral...I had to work Sundays then for obvious reasons
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Enjoyed that!

I believe as long as we make one day of the week our sabbath then it is ok.

The Lord is clear that the Sabbath was made for us, not for him.

Again in his glorious wisdom, he knows we need a day to just be.

So turn off your internet, blackberry and rest, be and think of our saviour!


OH and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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