Sunday, December 11, 2005

Who Started Christmas?

A woman was out Christmas shopping with her two children. After many hours of looking at row after row of toys and everything else imaginable, and after hours of hearing both her children asking for everything they saw on those many shelves, she finally made it to the elevator with her two kids.

She was feeling what so many of us feel during the holiday season time of the year---overwhelming pressure to go to every party, every housewarming, taste all the holiday food and treats, get that perfect gift for every single person on our shopping list, make sure we don't forget anyone on our card list, and the pressure of making sure we respond to everyone who sent us a card.

Finally the elevator doors opened and there was already a crowd in the car. She pushed her way into the car and dragged her two kids in with her and all the bags of stuff.

When the doors closed she couldn't take it anymore and stated, “Whoever started this whole Christmas thing should be found, strung up, and shot.” From the back of the car everyone heard a quiet, calm voice respond, “Don't worry. We already crucified him.”

Thanks to Pastor Tim at Cybersalt Digest for this story.

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Godsdragon said...

Hello Barbara. I want to thank you for your willingness to support the Philosophy Spirit forum. I feel guilty that perhaps I hurt your feelings with one of my first comments to you. I hope you forgive me if I did. I guess I will eventually delete the place, as most of what is posted there is elsewhere, and I do not need to reinvent the wheel or create a new religion, so...
Thanks again for your support. Looking forward to the next issue of entourges.
Peace, and
God Bless you.

Lyn said...

Good word. That's a poignant story. I'll probably steal it. :-) Thanks! lgp

Barbara said...

Godsdragon, you haven't said anything to offend me! And, do not delete because of me, please. :)

Barbara said...

Lyn, that's perfectly alright with me. I have no idea who wrote the story, and neither does Pastor Tim.

Carol said...

I posted the same story over at She Lives the same day you did. Happenstance? It was good for me to re-read it, Barbara. I may run over to Lyn's for another re-read.

Barbara said...

Carol, I saw that, but didn't realize we did it at the same time. Pastor Tim had it in his newsletter that day, and I had asked him if it was okay to put it on the blog and reference him. I guess it's supposed to get out! I see I have a trackback, so I guess Lyn did 'steal' it. :)