Christmas is one of the occasions that brings happiness to everyone. It is the day when our beloved Lord Jesus Christ was born. Though a section of folks within the Christian community have claims against the December 25 being chosen as the date of celebration of the birth of Christ, one cannot deny the fact that it reminds everyone in the world about the Infant Jesus.
There are souls who struggle for a meal, sleep on the platforms and footpaths, have lost their parents and siblings in war, this list just doesn’t end. My point here is that the people who belong to this section of sufferings don’t celebrate Christmas. Some of them might, who rely on begging for a living because they’d get more alms.
But, which side do you think Jesus Christ would choose to be on? The Celebrations or the Sufferings? The birth, life and the death of Jesus Christ teaches us that he wants to stick with the poor and the heal the sick. Out of all the scholars who were present during his time, Jesus chose simple fishermen to be his disciples.
The world is always a mixture of two things. When the one side of it is rejoicing, the other side is going through a lot of pain. And I am sure that our Lord Jesus Christ would pick the latter. It is very evident from the story of Widow in Bible where Jesus says, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
Finally, the Christmas should be a reminder for us to remind the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. And again, it is not something that we should remember only on December 25. Our minds should always be filled with thoughts on the birth, life and the death of our Christ throughout our lives.