“Merry Kingdom”

During this time of the year, many people usually say “Merry Christmas!” as a reminder of this season. Others prefer to use a more politically correct version by being more vague and saying “Happy Holidays!” or “Season’s Greetings!”. My version is more about the real reason of the Gospel, which is the celebration of the Kingdom of Heaven. During this month, many Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. But I wonder, do they remember what else should we celebrate when we think of the Nativity? What is Jesus about? Many would say that He is about coming to earth, and giving us Salvation by doing miracles and dying for our sins on the cross. This is good, but, what now? Jesus didn’t come just to Save us from eternal damnation, like many of us tend to simplistically think about. Jesus came to teach us how to live the real life that entails serving others in need unconditionally. This is what Jesus is all about, and this is what Christmas is also all about. And yes, many of you would say you already knew this, but what about when December the 26th come? Does celebrating Jesus stop? Jesus is the teacher and we are his followers, and therefore, we must continue to follow Him by doing what He commanded us to do, love each other as He loves us by serving others. And Jesus called this the Kingdom of Heaven. Very simple. So let us remember what Christmas is REALLY all about, not simply the celebration of the Nativity and how nice Jesus was to save us from hell, but that Jesus saved us from “ourselves” by teaching us to deny ourselves and love others unconditionally.

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About Noel

I am a person who has realized that the teachings of Jesus are centralized in the genuine care and service of others. I have evolved from fundamentalism to a moderate spiritual approach. I am a reflecting person who has grown to not fear doubt but to embrace it as a means to growth and increasing closeness to God. View all posts by Noel

One response to ““Merry Kingdom”

  • Elizabeth Laryn

    Noel –
    Thanks for stopping by my site today. I love your reminder here to look beyond the nativity. Our pastor this week talked about the fact that Christ is not just about salvation, but following Christ. Letting Him radiate in us and through us.
    Godspeed,
    Elizabeth

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