People think as Christmas as a time of getting gifts, material things or things we do not really need.
CHRISTMAS should be about Sharing, Helping others, LOVE & COMPASSION toward others; there are so many FAMILY'S in need but most people look down on them. People look at others as if they got this way for something they did or as if they deserve what has happen to them, Yes some people are down and out & in the gutters because at the time they were just thinking of them self. Some are in the gutter because they were trying to get out of a bad relation and they have no where to go, weather it be a spouse that was abusive or their family disowned them and put them to the side of the road.
To me the best Christmas gift I could have would to be able to take a family in for Christmas, not just for the weekend of Christmas but for at least two weeks of Christmas. I am not a rich man, I guess you would consider as a poor man. I get less than 10000 a year, I am on disability. Most people believe money is every thing but it is not. JESUS was not born in a Palace or mansion, he was born in a stable.
GOD did not send his Son to make us wealthy and to give us every thing we wanted but to give us Salvation, he sent his son in the form of a baby to a virgin. Mary did not come from wealth and the man that took her as his wife was not a wealthy man, JESUS came to give us PEACE, JOY, LOVE and SALVATION. He did not tell us to talk about our neighbors or to cut them down, he told us to Pray for one another and love thy neighbors. This is what this Season is about.
WILLIAM D THOMPSON JR