To the Editor:
Things must be pretty bleak at the Scheiman and Pelletier households at this time of the year.
Imagine: No joyous celebrating of the birth of a Savior who died for our sins, gives us His life, guides us by His spirit, grows us as we are willing to be like Him, and provides us with a Heavenly Father, eternal life, and an endlessly good, creative and limitless Kingdom.
That’s what one of the “superstitious” ancient texts (the Bible) tells us is ours, and what these gentlemen reject.
So what’s left to celebrate? X-mas? Frenzied shopping for unappreciated gifts that are quickly forgotten? Endless office parties? Tired and trite greeting cards, devoid of any real meaning? Dragging out the tree, yet again, for no good reason other than tradition? Football??
And no hope for anything better, anything real and lasting, year after year, until memories fade, and the only prospect left is a six-foot deep hole in the ground? Is that “Reason”able?
No thanks, gentlemen. You can keep your spiritually poverty-stricken and morally bankrupt ‘rationalism,’ and its resultant sorry state of affairs in our nation.
Despite the shameful failure of we Christians throughout history to behave ourselves in a Christ-like manner, I’ll take the Hope offered to humanity in a relationship with the living, breathing Jesus – and ask Him that you may come to know and celebrate Him as well!
Richard Bewell, Bremen