Beware of Christmas Errants

My childhood friend Timon (not his actual name though) was convicted of murder in June this year and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was arrested on the eve of Christmas last year, along with three others, by cops who found them escaping a murder scene.

A pregnant businesswoman had just been robbed of her merchandise, butchered and left at the roadside, the same evening. Evidence gathered from the crime scene linked them directly to the murder and there was no means of escape for them.

Imagine how mean and alexythimic they had to be to take down a woman and her unborn on a Christmas eve! Oh, was I supposed to feel sad for him as my childhood friend? I would, but way no! He is just one amongst many other moral scoffers who consider festive seasons a good baiting period.

There are barely any reservations for this: there is a secret bunch of people who take Christmas for the most opportune moment in the year to sin. Rather than rejoicing appropriately with their families or taking some time to praise and worship God, or to comfort and share with the needy, they go all the way doing all sorts of debauched activities.

For them, it is the time to convene with friends and immerse themselves into raves characterised by alcohol sprees or profane sexual acts. For others yet, it is time to rob and kill, and to terrorise the community with all sorts of evil, from rape to witchcraft.

Sometimes, I even tend to believe that the birth of Christ (rather his birthday) awakens demons and causes them to freak and go nuts! Haha. Elseway, why would people keep most of their wrongful deeds for one day in a year?

It is sad indeed, that while people sing carols and shout out other notes of joy to the birth of a king, back at home, bandits are robbing and killing, spouses are cheating on their partners and the youth are engaged in promiscuous and dissipated activities, as if it were an official sins-day.

So… now that all roads lead to Jesrusalem, it is everyone’s onus to be cautious, because down at Jericho (speaking figuratively of course) are sly and unfeeling men and women, ready to grab every thin opportunity presented to them to hurt lives.

It is my sincere wish that, in the middle of our merry-making, we will keep a close eye on our loved ones and be watchful enough not to lose our possessions. Call on a friend or relative to check on their welfare and ensure every one of them leaves and arrives back home safely.

Speaking of possessions, let us all keep guard of what we have worked hard for – our conscience, our bodies, our spiritual welbeing, our familes and friends and our material wealth too.

And lastly, it is not written anywhere that we have to overspend on Christmas and suffer hardship in January, for we serve a wise and understanding God.

Wishing you all a peaceful, pocket-friendly and spiritually-considerate Christmas and a happy new year. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

24 Comments

  1. Daphny Aqua says:

    Well said dear friend, very well said. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    I think we lost sight of what Christmas is all about at times and this is such a powerful message. πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you, Daphny. I’m glad you read through and liked it. πŸ’–πŸ’– And yes, it’s true people aren’t celebrating Christmas for what it is these days. Others do, but a majority are way off. Thanks for noting.

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      1. Daphny Aqua says:

        It was a pleasure to read. πŸ’–
        Christmas is more about gifts and everything luxury this days for many.

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      2. Yeah, that sums it up well. Christians aren’t much concerned with the love of God that made Him send Christ. They can’t even take time to visit and comfort the needy on that day. It’s more family business.

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      3. Daphny Aqua says:

        Exactly, and I think at some point we’ve made kids to believe that gifts are crucial part of Christmas.

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      4. Very much true. In fact, without gifts, they believe there’s no Christmas. Quite a huge error i believe.

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      5. Daphny Aqua says:

        That’s so true, and it’s become more about Santa than Jesus.

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      6. Quite bad πŸ€”. Sometimes I even think that perhaps “santa” was a concealed reshuffling of the term “satan” πŸ˜…, so that it’s Satan visiting hearts with spiritual confusions 🀣 πŸ₯ΊAnyways, there’s indeed a great heresy in people’s understanding and ways of appreciating the birth of Jesus Christ. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      7. Daphny Aqua says:

        🀣 That’s actually something to think about and it might not be wrong at all.
        Yeah and it’s a sad reality that the birth of Christ is no longer the highlight of Christmas.

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      8. Undeniably true. It’s a great pleasure reading through your thoughtful critiques on this topic, dear. Your ideas are full of wisdom and great knowledge. Much appreciated. πŸ‘β€

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      9. Daphny Aqua says:

        It’s always nice to have someone to talk to and discuss with of things like this, it was a great pleasure and thank you so much for the compliment. πŸ™‚πŸ’–

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      10. My pleasure πŸ’–πŸ’–β€

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      11. Daphny Aqua says:

        πŸ’–πŸ€—

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  2. Wic says:

    Nice post. A timely reminder to what it should be about and…I thinking you stole my voice for my post written for tomorrow πŸ€”

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    1. Oooh, i did? It’s so amazing that we can think together. Would still love to see that great piece. And thanks for your kind words too. πŸ˜‡

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  3. painful truths shared my friend.
    Nicely done! πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you so much, Cindy. It’s indeed painfully true. It’s heartening to hear from you, dear. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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      1. Yes my friend and you’re so welcome!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– pleasureπŸ’–

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      2. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸŒ·πŸŒ·

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    1. Much appreciated my dear friend.

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  4. Mike U. says:

    So many folks have indeed lost sight of the significance of not only Christmas but life in general. The brutality of the crime you described is horrifying, and sadly it seems all too common as humankind continues to stumble in the dark with its back to the light. Your words contain wisdom, Lamittan, and I hope all is not lost. There are those of us who remember why we celebrate not only Christmas but life as a whole. Love and hope are among the greatest gifts we can give. Thanks for sharing this with us. It’s timely and from the heart and most welcome. πŸ™‚

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    1. What a great note to wake up to this morning! Indeed, what you have said are the truth lost for many. People need to learn to appreciate life in its entirety and to love the creations of God. Thanks for your kind and heartening words, Mike – they’re like a fresh stream of water cascading in my heart and I can’t find any better way to tender this heartfelt appreciation. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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