Romans 14:1--15:13 · The Weak and the Strong
Headed in the Right Direction
Romans 15:4-13
by John N. Brittain

If you don't know that Christmas is a couple of weeks away, you must be living underground. And you must have no contact with any children. And you cannot have been to a mall, Wal-Mart, Walgreen's, or any other chain store since three weeks before Halloween. Christmas, probably more than any other day in the contemporary American calendar, is one of those days where impact really stretches the envelope of time not just — like some great tragedy — after the fact, but also in anticipation. If we aren't good little boys and girls today, we know who won't leave many gifts for whom in the future. If we don't go out and spend, spend, spend, we are increasingly told by financial pundits, then we know who will be to blame for a sluggish economy, because so many retailers depend on Christmas shoppi…

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