Buy into real Xmas mes­sage

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Westernopinion -

IN the De­cem­ber 5 edi­tion, our premier Mark Mcgowan was asked ‘What does Christ­mas mean to you?’

He ac­knowl­edged fam­ily was im­por­tant, but there were other con­sid­er­a­tions for peo­ple who have to work at Christ­mas to sup­port their fam­ily, and there are many peo­ple who have noth­ing and rely on char­i­ta­ble con­tri­bu­tions for a meal at Christ­mas!

How­ever the thought of the first Christ­mas when the mirac­u­lous birth of Je­sus oc­curred, seems to now be over­looked, and yet this babe’s life, death and res­ur­rec­tion have in­spired and are still in­spir­ing peo­ple to­day, over 2000 years later.

Surely this fact de­serves prece­dence as the first Christ­mas day to be recorded, its rel­e­vance be­ing to­tally over­shad­owed by ‘buy­ing’ and ‘cel­e­brat­ing’ but cer­tainly not for Je­sus! JAC­QUE­LINE EL­LIOTT Mt Clare­mont

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