Christmas Controversy

Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

So it’s almost Christmas, and everyone has a list a mile long of what they want.  All too often the season that is supposed to be one of love, kindness, and good cheer becomes one of selfishness, arguments, and complaints.  So here are a couple of things to think about.

1. Your parents.  They probably don’t make more money now than any other time of the year when they were working to make ends meet.  So they will maybe tighten the budget more, ask someone for help, or put it on a credit card that they will spend the next year working to pay off to buy you what they can.  Be grateful to them even if you don’t get a new car for Christmas.

2. Your siblings.  They are just as worthy of a good present as you are.  Don’t look up all the prices to determine if they got a penny more worth of stuff than you did.  Be happy for them and the gifts that they get.

3. Your weird aunt.  She only comes once a year (if you’re fortunate).  Be kind and thank her for the cat sweater she knit for you, even though you don’t have a cat.

4. Your friends.  Your friends my be from a richer family than you.  Don’t hold that against them.  God gave you your family to love and be a part of.  Be thankful for where you are, and be happy for those who have more while you help out those who have less.

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