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Xmas Spirit - through out the year

Updated on December 21, 2010

Unconditional love - Santa Claus

Christmas is a season of red, white, green, holly, mistletoe, gifts, cards, family, cheer, and Santa Claus.

Santa stands for Christmas and for unconditional love. Saint Nicholas, the real Santa, used to help the poor by throwing gifts and money through windows and down chimneys. Which is why Santa comes down chimneys. Not because it soots him! The good old saint was a shy guy, and was embarassed by demonstrations of gratitude. He really meant it when he said, "Don't mention it!"

So his help and gifts were given anonymously, which is a lesson direct from the One who was born on Christmas day.

Jesus said:

But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get?

The biggest Xmas gift

The world was given the biggest gift ever on the first Christmas, the Christ child. And by God, who is the biggest giver ever! And what did this Gift give us in His turn? He gave Himself, and He told us so many things. Do we listen?

I'm not a Christian by birth, and will not be converted to Christanity formally. But I'm more Christian than those who war on their brothers, absolutely forgetting what it is to be a Christian. What is the message given to us with the Gift? What did Christ stand for? Is it possible for us to follow all that in this fast-paced, rat-racing world? Let's see...

What did He stand for?

He stood for almost everything except the businessmen making a mess of the temple.

Well, He asked us to show our other cheek and He asked God to forgive those who persecuted Him. That's the golden rule: Do good unto your enemies. Saint Nicholas' policy of giving gifts without expecting gratitude and the policy of returning love for hate: these will solve most of our political problems today.

The Greatest Christian was a Hindu!

You know who was the greatest Christian according to me? It was Gandhi, who practised what Jesus preached, accepted the violence dealt to him by the British police of the time, and won freedom for his country. That's the power of love given in return for hate.

He is known to have said:

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

It is not impractical, it is a powerful, practical policy that will transform you and others around.

So let your love fill the coffers of your heart, spill over to your family, and friends, and then beyond, to all the world. Even after Xmas, for ever!

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    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      7 years ago from Chennai

      Aw, Carrie, thank you! :)

    • carrie450 profile image

      carrie450 

      7 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      A great hub you've posted here.

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, Kind Friend!

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      K Selvaraj 

      10 years ago

      Dear Friend you are really impress me! you are born hindu but you follow like crist way. i read your link, yes this true we are namely christin but truely not follow jesus anyone. " like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ " more time i think about this word. thanks for sending this link pls you do more. i wish you for your work.

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      Right, Eileen, God bless you!

    • Eileen Hughes profile image

      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      At this time of year, everyone should think positive good thoughts and share good feelings with your family and friends. Great hub

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, Isabella! Santa's one of my heroes!

    • Isabella Snow profile image

      Isabella Snow 

      10 years ago

      Excellent, Kenny! Fitting, as you're the Santa of HubPages. ;)

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, Zsuzsy, I know you are a kindred soul!

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      HEAR!!!!! HEAR!!!!!

      From your heart to ours in the rest of the world...

      Awesome HUB Kenny!

      regards Zsuzsy

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      There are good people in every faith, yes, William, I agree. I only have problems with those who substitute hate for love, when it should be the other way round. Thanks for visiting and the nice comment.

    • William F. Torpey profile image

      William F Torpey 

      10 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      Nice sentiments, Kenny. There are good people in every faith, I'm sure.

    • Kenny Wordsmith profile imageAUTHOR

      Ashok Rajagopalan 

      10 years ago from Chennai

      Thank you, Mr Marmalade, Compu-smart and Jackilyn! Great to see your comments this morning!

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      Jackilyn 

      10 years ago

      Nice!!

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      Compu-Smart 

      10 years ago from London UK

      Amen Kenny;)

    • MrMarmalade profile image

      MrMarmalade 

      10 years ago from Sydney

      He is known to have said:

      "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

      I did not know that. I agree 100%.

      I do believe Christ's death was more important to us and what God gave us.

      Still we cannot have death with out birth.

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