FW: A Letter from Jesus about Christmas

December 23, 2009

FW: A Letter from Jesus about Christmas

Letter from Jesus about Christmas —

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season.
How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most easily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of your own. I don’t care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
Now, having said that let Me go on. If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn’t allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn If all My followers did that there wouldn’t be any need for such a scene on the town square because there would be many of them all around town.
Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: I actually spoke of that one in a teaching, explaining who I am in relation to you and what each of our tasks were. If you have forgotten that one, look up John 15: 1 – 8.
If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list. Choose something from it:
1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tell Me all the time.
2. Visit someone in a nursing home. You don’t have to know them personally. They just need to know that someone cares about them.
3. Instead of writing the President complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, why don’t you write and tell him that you’ll be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up… It will be nice hearing from you again.
4. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can’t afford and they don’t need, spend time with them. Tell them the story of My birth, and why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind them that I love them.
5 Pick someone that has hurt you in the past and forgive him or her.
6. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt to take their own life this season because they feel so alone and hopeless? Since you don’t know who that person is, try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make the difference.
7. Instead of nit picking about what the retailer in your town calls the holiday, be patient with the people who work there. Give them a warm smile and a kind word. Even if they aren’t allowed to wish you a “Merry Christmas” that doesn’t keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn’t make so much money on that day they’d close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families
8. If you really want to make a difference, support a missionary– especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.
9. Here’s a good one. There are individuals and whole families in your town who not only will have no “Christmas” tree, but neither will they have any presents to give or receive. If you don’t know them, buy some food and a few gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.
10. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief in and loyalty to Me, then behave like a Christian. Don’t do things in secret that you wouldn’t do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine.
Don’t forget; I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do what I have told you to do. I’ll take care of all the rest. Check out the list above and get to work; time is short. I’ll help you, but the ball is now in your court. And do have a most blessed Christmas with all those whom you love and remember :


Anonymous said...

It might have taken the powers of the Almighty to produce, but I'm thankful for one decent MRWD forward.

gruaud said...

This gets a huge amen from me.

Anonymous said...

As someone who actually researches her religion, I do feel a need to point out that Jesus would be well aware that the average nativity scene is heavily inaccurate, Christmas trees are stemmed from a pagan tradition, and the fact that He wasn't born in December.

Nit picking on my part aside, this is probably one right wing forward that I'd be absolutely DELIGHTED to see passed around. It's always nice to see them, for once, reinforcing values that Jesus actually did teach.

Anonymous said...

I received this one in an email from my church (which is a very liberal Baptist church in Texas - they DO exist). I was waiting to see if it would show up here, since it didn't strike me as a RWFD.

ferschitz said...

AMEN!! Wow, I thought they all forgot what the real "reason for the season" was all about. Right on. Finally: a RWF that I agree with 110%. Just hope rightwingers all read something like this and get it.

Happy New Year & Peace on Earth.

Anonymous said...

This is closer to a liberal Christian forward, IMO.

Anonymous said...

I actually really like this one, but I am also amused how they managed to slip the "War on Christmas" bit there in #7. :)

Anonymous said...

I was pleasantly surprised to receive this from the RW relative in my life and then he was back to form a few days later with another completely contradictory (but typical of him) forward about the evil liberals and their war on Christmas. Makes me wonder if the right wingers who fowarded this even read it.

Tootseye said...

Response to last Anon post: I agree. I got this one, too, but it was preceeded and followed by the usual ranting tirading screeds that are nasty, bilious and completely devoid of anything approaching the teachings of Jesus.

I think most rightwingers just forward this junk without actually reading them. If the right code words are there - in this case, it's Jesus - then they smugly ship them off for all the world to see.

Wish they would have really read this one, thought about it, really digested the message and pondered it a while before blindly passing it on.

I get the feeling that most of these folks have very short attention spans, plus poor reading and writing skills.

Nicole Anell said...

"Even if they aren’t allowed to wish you a “Merry Christmas” that doesn’t keep you from wishing them one. Then stop shopping there on Sunday. If the store didn’t make so much money on that day they’d close and let their employees spend the day at home with their families"

This is the absolute stupidest thing I've ever read. It's kind of killing anything 'heartwarming' and charitable about this RWF.

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