The “Thanksmas” Season

14 Nov

BEWARE ALL YE WHO FALL INTO THE TRAP OF CELEBRATING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON EARLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I saw that cartoon the first time I Ld.O.L (Laughed Out Loud.)  It really hits that nail on the head, doesn’t it?  

When I go shopping and see Christmas decorations/ads/whatnot out in September & October, it makes me ummm….well, …er, uh . . .  yeah:  Upset.  Come on, let’s celebrate the seasons in their own turn.  

Why all the hurry for Christmas when we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving?

With all the materialistic everythings: the latest and greatest of all the fashions, newfangled gizmos and gadgets, needing to have bigger and better than the Jones’ next door,  etc. etc. etc. it makes me frustrated.  

Sometimes it makes me stop and draw the parallel with our spiritual lives:

Do we plan our weeks/months so carefully that we put Jesus Christ first in all that we do?  

Do we decorate our homes with pictures/decor that is religious to remind us that we are not meant to stay in the world forever, but that Heaven is our Eternal Goal?  

Do we try to be the most faithful, holiest, most prayerful, Rosary-praying, Mass-attending, Catholics out there?  (Mind you, I’m not by any means advocating that we be Jesus freaks.  Rather, how much priority does God take in our lives?  Is He our primary goal?)

This Thanksgiving I invite you to join me.  Let’s take a step back.  Slow down.  Stop shopping.  Stop comparing.  Stop complaining.  Praise God and thank Him for all the wonderful gifts He has given us.   Let’s count our blessings and be thankful for all that we have.  Most importantly, let’s thank God for the gift of Himself in the Most.Holy.Sacrifice.of the Mass., coming to us in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Let’s celebrate Thanksgiving next week and in due season celebrate Christmas.

 

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2 Responses to “The “Thanksmas” Season”

  1. Kathleen Fogarty November 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Thank you for the “Being Thankful” Reminder. I have so much to thank God for..including you, Rachel !!

    • Rfog November 15, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

      You’re welcome 🙂 I am very thankful for you!!!

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