Peace on earth, good will to men. What's wrong with that? It's a time of renewal, a chance to get right. Light shining in the darkness.
Christianity is a faith (not religion) of life. Sure, some have perverted it and there are a few even now who think death for those who oppose them is dandy.
According to the story, Jesus was born into the world to set the record straight between God and humankind. There is no getting off the hook.
There is a religion (chained behavior) which celebrates death. It is the antithesis of all other ways, save for Satanism/luciferianism. I'm oversimplifying some but that's about it.
Death need not be feared with Jesus, let alone many other faiths. It's not to be pursued for its own sake but when inevitable, as it always is, it is transition.
Peace. For us it is liberation. Sadly in this world, it must be fought for. Debate that if you like. But there are various ways to fight.
It is not submission upon fear of punishment or death, though there is a case for being lost and found.
Love finds a way. You can debate about punishment but we often punish ourselves and the fallen aid and abet separation from God/that which heals/reconciles.
Who or what wants to quell or quash that?
In mental health there is talk of controlling due to lack of self. That greatly sums up hell and anyone or thing which robs us of self control.
Freewill gives us the opportunity to control with guidance from God.
There has been a concerted effort over time to shut the message of Christmas up. Even mentioning 'Merry Christmas' is looked upon like that which is its opposite.
We have a new birth of Freedom and that includes just saying the former. To live it is divine.
A breeze? No. But easier.
Whatever you believe, accept my heartfelt good will.
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