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A television interviewer was walking the streets of Tokyo at Christmas time. Much as in America, Christmas shopping is a big commercial success in Japan. The interviewer stopped one young woman on the sidewalk, and asked, "What is the meaning of Christmas?" Laughing, she responded, "I don't know. Is that the day that Jesus died?"

Christ is dead to some people. Christ is not a part of their Christmas. It's just another holiday season to them and nothing more. It's the trappings and the treasures. It's the partying and the presents, BUT IT'S NOT THE PERSON OF CHRIST!

From Steve Shepherd's Sermon "Tis the Season to Live and Give"

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