we have lots of different traditions for Advent and Christmas. both secular and religious.
Christmas we Remember and Glorify Jesus. we are Loved and i am thankful.
also for me, santa is the spirit of selfless giving and comes at Christmastime. we all get to be someones santa. it feels good to love at Christmastime.
some of my friends are appalled that we still accept santa. but it is a wonderful phenomenon that happens here. we have unspoiled, happy children that believe anything is possible with God, so why not believe? does it take away from Jesus and God's Great Gift to humanity? i haven't found evidence that it does yet.
E and A asked santa to feed the poor...
santa brought food for the food pantry. santa is charity and love.
Jesus is Charity and Love. different, but not in competition. nothing compares to God.
this is our other Christmas tradition...
Jesus's cake is always decorated by the kids. Jesus is the Light of our world.
both are cherished traditions.
so until someone can come up with a solid argument for the harm santa does in my house, he is welcome to visit. thank you spirit of santa for feeding the poor.
THANK YOU IMMANUEL FOR COMING TO REDEEM, LOVE, AND TEACH US TO BE YOUR DISCIPLES. WE THANK YOU FOR TEACHING US TO CARE FOR THOSE WITH LESS THAN OURSELVES, CARE FOR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS, AND TO MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS. WE ARE YOUR SUBJECTS AND SERVANTS AND WE REJOICE AND ARE GLAD IN IT. THANK YOU FATHER FOR YOUR GIFTS OF CHILDREN. THANK YOU HOLY SPIRIT FOR MAKING CHRISTMAS KNOWN TO MY CHILDREN IN CHINA.
GOD BLESS US EVERYONE.