Christmas –  Not looking forward to it?

Christmas

  By Stephen Russell-Lacy. Do you have mixed feelings about the Christmas season? Typically, people say that they had a stressful time, despite also being satisfied. The very phrase ‘the spirit of Christmas’ evokes a sense of goodwill and cheer. Yet the idea can sound a bit hollow if we live alone and have no … Continue reading Christmas –  Not looking forward to it?

Christmas for kids these days

Nativity

“Tuesday will be the start of Advent ” said our daughter to Sam, aged four, as we were enjoying a leisurely brunch the other day. “You can start opening your Advent Calendar”. There were gasps of excitement from Sam and Harry his younger brother. “What is Advent?” I asked Sam. “It means it’s only so … Continue reading Christmas for kids these days

Spirit of Christmas for the non-believer?

Spirit of Christmas

The origin of the spirit of Christmas is the historical birth of Christ. Religious teachings can be expressed in a dogmatic manner so that any universal relevance or spiritual depth is lost. And so many people today are not Christian believers. However although they do not worship Jesus Christ, this doesn’t stop them appreciating the Christmas … Continue reading Spirit of Christmas for the non-believer?