The Trifecta of Holidays!

Every year I endeavor to write about the Trifecta of Holidays. However in 2020 and, again in 2022 I had COVID during that time and did not get it out on time. So, here it is, late.

We are very blest as a nation and as a people to have the three holidays so close together: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years.

What is so interesting is that all three have religious overtones, and, in fact, a base. At the same time all three have been overrun with our desires, wants, and diversions.

Take Thanksgiving

It was originally celebrated by the pilgrims on the eve of their second winter in the New World. The first year didn't go well. It was run as a commune and many starved. They then changed to private property and the growing season was so fruitful that they celebrated their thanks to God.

Switch to the present day and you have family get-togethers, football.

God is relegated, at best. to grace for the meal.

Take Christmas

Originally, Christmas was a time when the lamb of God came to take away the sins of the world and eliminate eternal damnation.

Switch to today and you have black Friday, parties, presents, Santa Claus, house decorations, and wanton desire.

Where is the Christ-Child?

Take New Years

I'm going to approach this one in reverse. Now we have parties the dropping of the ball, and football. We also have New Year's Resolutions, such as: "I'm going to loose 80 pounds!

We could be using that time to repent, or re-think our ways, and choose things like: "I'm going to treat everyone like they are my relatives and greet them with joy!" Or, "I'm going to listen to the hurt that everyone has. Yes! Even that bum with missing teeth. And, I am going to assist where I can and with the means that I have."

I don't know about you, but the second group sounds better to me.

Have a Blessed Christmas Holiday Season!

Al Fin

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