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December 21, 2018
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December 21, 2018

What’s missing from Christmas today

Sorrel put out in the sun to dry.

Would you say Christmas celebrations – the habits, customs and traditions – have changed over the years? I certainly do. The reason for the season, the birth of Our Lord and Saviour has been almost completely obliterated by commercialisation.

Even the traditional Christmas Eve Mass is no longer held at midnight but anytime between 7 p.m. and midnight, mainly because of the various kinds of lawlessness which take place in the country after dark. This undermines the fellowship, joy, fervour, felicitousness and hilarity of the season.

Religion, the cornerstone of the celebrations, is gradually being overrun by modernity to the detriment of the real feeling of the season—one of warmth, love, friendliness and fun. The fact is that Christmas today is unlike yesteryear in many ways.

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