I would just like to know what is the spiritual significance in Christmas presents?
What's the point of them?
The Pope (Benedicte) was just saying how commercial Christmas has become, and I was wondering where the idea of buying christmas presents came from?
I just cannot help feel that the last person we acknowledge in Christmas IS Christ.
Santa, Coke-Cola, Christmas Trees, snow, goblins, Abba, Tinsel, Chocolate, Mariah Carey, is really what Christmas is about. I cannot, for the life of me, understand how we ended up in this situation.
I just had a HUGE Christmas Dinner, and NO ONE wanted to talk about Christ's Birth, no one cared and no one really believes in God, yet they all got each other Christmas presents. What's going on???
My 2 cents is that when you mix folklore with fact, you lose credibility, and on top of it, the Catholic Church's history hasn't helped bring people to Christ.