Watching Christmas movies and thinking back to childhood memories, one thing about Christmas is very clear - whether you believe in Jesus or not, the Christmas spirit represents kindness to others.
Giving money to the homeless, going out of your way to do a selfless act for a stranger, extending forgiveness... All because, "It's Christmas, afterall!"
We give more grace (kindness, forgiveness) to others at this time of year than any other.
Could it be that this points to a deeper truth?
That this 'goodwill to all men' is a domino effect from a tidal wave of unheard of grace, kindness, and forgiveness that shocked the Earth's people many years ago? -- Jesus' birth was hinted at in the Old Testament, a gift that would come and change everything. -- And that's what he did, when he entered the world-stage in his 30's he rocked establishment like you won't believe, with the ultimate example of 'Christmas Spirit'. -- Kindness and forgiveness for ALL. 'You are ALL loved. ALL forgiven. No more sacrifices needed, no more 600 rules to obey, just receive God's love and.......give it to others.' -- What a game-changer! -- As you give a little more kindness this Christmas season, may you be reminded where those warm feelings and good wishes come from. -- Kindness = Jesus = Christmas Spirit.