The Real â€œReason for the Seasonâ€?
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree Below.
My Christian colleague stood in front of the bulletin board in her oversized Â office and lectured us heathens. â€œYou Â all Â know Â the Â real â€˜reason Â for Â the Â season,â€™ Â donâ€™t you?â€
I started to make a joke about keeping the â€œSoulâ€ in â€œSolstice,â€ Â but Â I didnâ€™t. Â I was Â having Â too Â hard Â a time grasping the handmade sign sheâ€™d just put on the bulletin board behind her:
â€œOnly 17 shopping days â€˜till Christmas!â€
Not â€œonly 17 days until Christmas,â€ but â€œ17 shopping days.â€ Emphasis noted.
Regardless of whether Jesus or the return of the Light is the reason, Iâ€™m refusing this year to make the season all about commercialism.