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Christmas: A time of faith

By DEAN LAWSON
As a mad rush to Christmas reaches crescendo it is easy to ask the question: ‘is it all really worth it?’
For some, this time of year represents as much a headache as a time of celebration as a mad panic sets in to get that Christmas shopping done, perhaps organise food, drinks, entertainment and holidays or get those critical last end-of-year jobs out of the way.
So is it worth it? Of course it is.
Christmas for many of us represents a time to observe many different types of faith.
For some it can be reminder of fundamental aspects of the Christian faith and a chance to rekindle an association with the church and its direction.
For others, the occasion might be simply about using the principles of Saint Nicholas to appreciate, celebrate and to have faith in ourselves and our children.
Some see the occasion as a chance to highlight the great imbalances in wealth and health to express faith in humanity to work hard to right the many great injustices or hardships at home and around the world.
For some of us, Christmas is about dedicating one specific day of the year, regardless of circumstance and petty grievances, to express faith in family and friendship.
Someone once said that the act of giving, be it a gift, good advice, good will, kindness, friendship or love, was like a tonic for the soul.

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Posted on Dec 19 2012

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