Less consumerism, more reflection
Why is it that we don’t even get past Halloween and we’re already bombarded with the Christmas madness? And especially before Remembrance Day!
Yes, we live in a very diverse society now, but why does the true message of Christmas get drowned out and almost overlooked? For many Canadians, Christmas is the celebration of Christ’s birth, and the hope that birth gives.
It’s past time to stop the consumer madness of Christmas. It is truly time to remember those who fought and those who died in so many wars, and the many who suffer in silence with PTSD, along with their families. It is time we reflect that what we have is because of what those brave men and women sacrificed for all of us.
Advent will come very soon. It is time, regardless of our religious beliefs, to use that time to think about what is really important.
Michelle Bentt, Edmonton