Adapted Christmas Commandments

LA Challenger
I. Thou shalt not leave Christ out of Christmas. To some “X” is an unknown.

II. Thou shalt prepare thy soul for Christmas. Spend not so much on gifts that your soul is forgotten.

III. Thou shall not let Santa Claus replace Jesus Christ, thus robbing the day of its spiritual meaning.

IV. Thou shalt not burden the shop girl, the waitress where you eat, the mailman, and the merchant with complaints and demands. Be generous with compliments and tipping, it’s the spirit of the season.

V. Thou shall give thyself with thy gift. This will increase its value a hundred fold, and he who receives it shall treasure it forever.

VI. Thou shalt not value gifts received by their cost. Even the least expensive may signify love, and that is more priceless than silver and gold.

VII. Thou shalt not neglect the needy. Share your blessings with many who will go hungry and cold unless you are generous.

VIII. Thou shall not neglect thy church. Its services highlight the true meaning of the season. The drive for Christmas for Christ funds is a worthy cause to help reach the lost.

IX. Thou shalt be as a little child. Not until you have become in spirit as a little one art thou ready to enter into the kingdom of Heaven.

X. Thou shalt give thy heart to Christ. Let Him be at the top of your Christmas list

THE ABOVE MATERIAL WAS REPRINTED FROM THE LOUISIANA CHALLENGER AND PUBLISHED BY THE KENTUCKY DISTRICT NEWS, DECEMBER 1997, PAGE 5. THIS
MATERIAL IS COPYRIGHTED AND MAY BE USED FOR STUDY & RESEARCH PURPOSES
ONLY.

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