Tuesday Trench Truth
Years ago, I did a study on the history of Christmas and was rendered
changed. What I learned has caused me to look at why I do what I do at
this time of year and for who.
I mean, I had a list of who I bought for that was literally a mile plus long! But
why? It wasn’t just because I love to give; but an obligation that was truly
self-serving. Why do I say that? Because I wanted to fit in, be accepted and
look kind, giving and all the other compliments that can come from gift-
Now when I create my list to check who’s been naughty or nice, I think
twice! In other words, why do I do what I do for whom I do it? Here’s a
simple 3-point checker to keep in mind this Christmas to keep Christ in your
1. What is my motive behind the gift?
2. Is it self-serving or other-serving?
3. Does it fulfill your need/want or theirs?
To keep Christ in your Christmas story, don’t give because it’s obligatory.