I had to chuckle when I came across this quote:
“Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.”
~ Author Unknown
This is not a profound spiritual observation; however, it is a call to rational reasoning that oftentimes eludes many a decision-maker during the holiday shopping frenzy. It’s a reminder that we don’t have to spend more money than we have to fully participate in the Christmas experience.
Christmas is about the coming of Christ. It’s about honoring the Christ within ourselves and others. It’s not about spending money and buying gifts that we can’t afford.
So, don’t feel obligated to blow your budget this Christmas season, only to suffer debt withdrawal afterward. Apply some healthy spiritual sense to your decision-making, and spend what you can afford.
The most important gift you give will be the love coming from God that you share. That’s what family and friends will remember.