Festive is a Joyful season of our lifetime, it brings the vibe in our communities. Many do a lot of things that they never thought they would do. The big question is why? Why such an excitement, why such a rush ,is it because we have more money, more time to be home or is it the Birth of Christ? To some extend I get very confused and so do I believe many might be.
If Christ was born to save us as sinners, do we have to thank God by being excessive sinners? Do we have to do things that bring shame to God? Just a thought,” imagine you arrange a party for your loved one, indicating the dress code, time and ground rules for your guests. Spending all your bonuses to ensure that the party is one of the best, when the party has to start all guests come filthy, drunk and make mess of all your efforts. How would feel? Surely it will be an embarrassment of your life time”.
I believe our God will be very ashamed to see us coming to the Birth our saviour drunk, sexually filthy and uncontrollable. Please think about this very deeply, ask yourself a question, in all my arrangements for Christmas are they in line with Christian values, will my God approve it for his son Jesus Christ? If your answer is No, then STOP it, don’t do it for anybody on this earth because Christmas is for Christ.
Let us BEHAVE like sober, disciplined and happy Young Christians. No alcohol abuse, no stealing, no drinking and driving, no sexual immorality and fighting.
PRAISING THE LORD SHOULD BE OUR ULTIMATE GOAL. ENJOY YOUR YOUTH AND DEMOCRACY RESPONSIBLY! FREE FROM THE EVIL!! SAY NO TO satan, NO TO peer pressure and say YES TO JESUS CHRIST. MAY THE NAME OF JESUS BE PRAISED!
I wish you all a blessed Festive season and happy 2013. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH
Fr Tom Tshiponyana
Provincial Youth Chaplain