A WORD OF WISDOM
Ok, some of us do not celebrate Christmas. Yes, it is a pagan holiday which some pope turned into a “Christian” holy day. I have written about it HERE and HERE.
But here is where we need some humble wisdom because we are very prone to feel superior when God has shown us something which brings us closer to Him. I have often felt that kind of inward hubris especially when you repent of something in which most of the church indulges. I still must battle a self righteous attitude about nationalism or pacifism. And even though I do not “celebrate” Christmas anymore I must guard against lording it over people and embracing a feeling of self satisfaction.
Paul had Timothy circumcised even though it had nothing to do with the Christian faith. I do not suggest we celebrate Christmas, but what I do suggest that we do not make that a bone of contention. Let the Spirit lead others while we pray for them. Arguments just undermine our witness for Christ. Perhaps something like this.
You know (someone’s name) even though I no longer celebrate Christmas for what I believe are Scriptural reasons, I do not want to appear holier than thou. I still have a very long way to go before I live like Jesus.