Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Did You Get Everything You Wanted for Christmas?

Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? Did you get that new pair of pants, or new shirt or new tie or new necklace or Play Station III that you wanted? News reports are saying that for many retailers, this was somewhat of a disappointing year. Disappointing for what reason? They weren't at the stores I was at. Our country has become so obsessed with material possessions. Our stuff owns us, not the other way around.

Thanks be to God that I got everything that I wanted for Christmas. I wanted to celebrate with all the faithful the blessed incarnation of Jesus. Got to do that! I wanted to sing the joyful Christmas hymns. Did that! I wanted to see the look on the faces of my boys and wife when they opened their presents. Enjoyed it! I wanted to get together with my family to enjoy a Christmas dinner. Had the pleasure of that! I got everything that I wanted for Christmas. Have a blessed Christmas and Christ-centered New Year!