How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts! (Benjamin Franklin, early American statesman, inventor, and author)

Christmas is just one week away now, and we’re hearing more and more Carols and messages about the Christ Child, peace, and good will. Does Franklin imply that many people give lip service to the meaning of Christmas and Christ’s coming, but ignore His teaching? Jesus came, not for temporal blessing but to give life to those who receive Him by faith.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him (John 3:17)