Don’t Be A Grinch
Many people are aware of the holiday classic, “The Grinch.” In that classic story, the villain, the Grinch, tries to “steal Christmas.” He is a guy with a bad attitude. In fact, the lyrics to the popular song says it all: “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch, You really are a heel.”
The holidays has a propensity to bring out the Grinch in us all. In fact, Christians are not exempt from the temptation to be “mean” and a “heel” to others. When that happens, it hinders another person’s Christmas worship and celebrations. Being a Grinch can truly ruin someone’s Christmas.
As we know from the cartoon, in the end, the Grinch showed kindness and did not steal Christmas. He had a heart change.
As Christians, we are to live out the fruits of the Spirit found in Galatians. The Bible says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)
That means, that as followers of Jesus we are to live out the fruits of the Spirit. These, however, are antithetical to being a Grinch at Christmas. As families and friends gather to celebrate the birth of Christ this season, we must be intentional to live out our faith and witness for Christ.
What is your plan to not be a Grinch this season?
How are you going to go out of your way to be kind to others?
What act of kindness are you going to do this season?