From time to time I receive some wonderful content from my readers. In the past, you’ve read poetry and other information written by Millburn’s Joseph P. Martino right here on JerseySmarts.com. Well, Mr. Martino has sent over some more of his great work. Please take a minute and read his poem, The Real Meaning of Christmas, below.
THE REAL MEANING OF CHRISTMAS
A Christmas Poem by Joseph P. Martino Copyright© 2003
Two thousand years ago the King of Kings was born.
‘The Lamb of God’ later made to feel the thorn,
If his words are accepted and not scorned,
They will make us all reborn.
Though God’s grace, Joseph and Mary presented
A gift to the world that day, which we can all repay
By living the ten commandments each and every day.
Try to remember and keep in your heart and mind
Jesus’s gospel while here on Earth,
Redemption not a life lived in constant mirth.
Peace on Earth, good will toward man
Everyone should try it, whenever they can.
The Lord gave us the option and choice of ‘free will,’
Now it’s up to us to fit the bill.
So when you’re Christmas shopping for family and friends,
And money is tight at both ends,
Remember that the greatest gift of all,
Is your love of Jesus in the manger stall.
I hope that you enjoyed the poem – I did!