"Ads proclaiming, "Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness' sake," will appear on Washington, D.C., buses starting next week and running through December. The American Humanist Association unveiled the provocative $40,000 holiday ad campaign Tuesday." You can read the rest of the article here.
This sure is a fine way to say, "Merry Christmas!" (Yes, I am being sarcastic.) Christmas will be here in 42 days (FYI - I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping, how about you?) and I cannot recall a better time for us, as Christians, to proclaim Jesus as the reason for the season. Never assume that people know why we celebrate Christmas. Always be prepared share the heart of Christmas in word and in deed.
This season I am going to be promoting a few ideas for this Christmas season.
- Say "Merry Christmas!" It is a statement of faith.
- Make your gifts count this season. In a time when people are struggling to make ends meet, help with one of those ends. Pay on a utility bill or replace a bald tire on their car. Believe me, they are not going to miss that, "whatever you were going to get them that would just end up in a garage sale in 6 months" item.
- You could purchase an extra box from angel food and give it to them.
- De-stress the holidays. Make it more about people than the process.
Have any other ideas you can share that might help?