marți, 14 decembrie 2010

De ce devine Christmas , Xmas ?

Nu cumva incepem sa uitam de fapt intelesul celor mai frumoase sarbatori ale anului ?
Un lucru care incepe sa ma deranjeze din ce in ce mai mult , vad pe toate vitrinele magazinelor si in fiecare zii in reclamele din tv .
De ce ne e greu sa scriem tot cuvatul : Christmas si il scurtam in Xmas , cand intelesul si dedesubtul cuvantului e atat de suberb , divin ... Nasterea Domnului Isus Cristos nu as vrea sa o transformam in  : " Big SALE`s on XMas !!!  "

Un articol dragut , scurt si la obiect : Question: "What is the true meaning of Christmas?"

The true meaning of Christmas is love. John 3:16-17 says, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him." The true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of this incredible act of love.

The real Christmas story is the story of God's becoming a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ. Why did God do such a thing? Because He loves us! Why was Christmas necessary? Because we needed a Savior! Why does God love us so much? Because He is love itself (1 John 4:8). Why do we celebrate Christmas each year? Out of gratitude for what God did for us, we remember His birth by giving each other gifts, worshipping Him, and being especially conscious of the poor and less fortunate.

The true meaning of Christmas is love. God loved His own and provided a way—the only Way—for us to spend eternity with Him. He gave His only Son to take our punishment for our sins. He paid the price in full, and we are free from condemnation when we accept that free gift of love. "But God demonstrated His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).