|Reviews for The Reason for the Season|
| Needa S chapter 1 . 12/11/2005
I applaud you. This is such a touching story. Beautifully done. I thank Jesus as well for loving us. God Bless you and I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas.
| searchlight chapter 1 . 12/10/2005
"Look, I don’t even know how to ride a camel.", I said, whether to myself or to it I wasn’t sure.
"Struggling to repress my natural selfishness"
No kidding. Whoops, I don't mean about you personally, I meant me. This Christmas and last I've been really trying to focus on doing things for other people and on Christ. It's harder than it seems. Everywhere are commercials saying "buy, buy, buy" and even on the Christian radio station out here there's ads for jewelers talking about expressing love in diamonds. Ugh, don't make me sick up. LOL. That's why I really loved your story. It reminded me of and old Russian tale I heard once, but with more of a focus on the TRUE meaning of this holiday. It's not about community and family and giving (or should I say, those aren't the main things) but that God sent his Son to die upon the cross for our sins. A really poignant (think I spelled that wrong) song for me this Christmas has been one called something like Welcome To Our World. "Fragile fingers, sent to heal us. Tender brow prepared for thorns. Tiny heart who's blood will save, unto us is born...unto us is born. So wrap our injured flesh around you, breathe our air and walk our sod. Rub out sins and make us holu, perfect Son of God. Welcome to our world." That to me is what it's ALL about. Not just Christmas, but life. Anyway, your story was kind of like that for me too. Thanx. Again, loving the style (little bit of humor, but deep). Would you mind if I sent my sister a link to this?-s