Celebrating the holidays can bring with it scruples about secularism, materialism, and maybe even paganism. The Catholic lady must analyze all these dangers, for they are very real; but she must not allow herself to be caught up in them. If her attitude affects the enjoyment of her family, the Catholic lady has ceased to be a vessel of virtue and begun to be one of demise.
Since celebration must be about something good, the message we impart by elebrating must be received. “The more, the merrier,” is an old expression and perhaps one with some truth. Surroundings of beauty, comfort, and cheer cannot be overdone to produce an atmosphere that sends the message. Maybe the gospel of John is the best way to have Christmas for our minds, while the senses are better satisfied with turkey, Christmas trees, and jingle bells.
I think the Catholic lady has an increased opportunity during the holidays to see that her family is immersed in comfort and joy.
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