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Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Christmas letter

Eegads! Candy actually sent out a letter to her family and friends that said:

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There are no rituals or hard things we have to do to have a relationship with Jesus. That’s all you need to do is believe on Him, in Him, and believe what He says. He died for you – it’s a free gift of salvation, if you choose to accept it.

Morality may keep you out of jail, but it takes the blood of Jesus Christ to keep you out of hell. –Charles Spurgeon"



Which makes me wonder how many of her yearly letters end up in the garbage can unopened, particularly on the Catholic side of the family.

Here is a web site with tips on how to write an interesting Christmas letter. Note that reminding them they are sprinting to hell isn't in there. Not sure how effective that would be any how!

4 comments:

Paper Baby Campaign said...

Eek. I do include scripture in mine but it's certainly not that style.

Barbara C. said...

After the surprise ending of a long-term relationship in college, I sent my former beau a teary letter expressing my hurt and sadness. He quickly wrote me back a letter that was so ridiculous and hypocritical that I couldn't stop crying...because I was laughing so hard at its absurdity.

I suspect that many of Candy's relatives react the same way to her Christmas letters and other writings.

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

It was actually all right until she decided it was a good idea to tell her family and friends that they might already be condemned.

Merry Christmas, Elena and Kelly!

Kat said...

I don't necessarily completely disagree with her statements (I would certainly not send them to my Catholic friends and family !)...but they are a bit heavy for a Christmas letter!