|Christmas throughout Christendom The Christ-child and Hans Trapp (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Scrooge's third visitor, from Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas. With Illustrations by John Leech. London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First edition. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Christ Jesus Mormon (Photo credit: More Good Foundation)|
|Distribution of Christianity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|The sign says, "Merry Christmas!", in English only. (Hmm... I wonder what percentage of the student body there are Christians...) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|The Resurrection of Christ (Kinnaird Resurrection) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|English: Icon of Jesus Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Picture of Christ used to reveal practicing Catholics and sympathizers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|X and P are the first two letters of Christ from greek Χριστός; this is a very old symbol of christians (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Did Christians Steal Christmas? (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Cover of The Virtue of Selfishness (Signet)|
|An image from the necropolis under the Vatican in which Jesus = Mithras (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The point of this particular little Christmas homily is that if Christians want to put Christ back into Christmas, an excellent place to start would be by paying attention to what Christ taught them – which seemingly nowadays has very little to do with the things that most concern a very large percentage of practicing Christians.
Jesus didn’t have anything good at all to say about the “virtue of selfishness,” which to hear a lot of Christians nowadays you’d think was part of the Gospel of Jesus, not the gospel of Ayn Rand. Rather, he taught us about the need to provide food and drink for the hungry, clothing to the poor, offer mercy to those in prison, and proper care to the sick.