Why Are You Cutting Your Roast In Half?

making holidays Christ-centered, Christmas, Easter
Empty Traditions versus Christ-focus

When I make potato salad, I boil my potatoes unpeeled because my mother did it that way. It gives them more flavor and texture.

I read about another woman who copied her mom's way of making a roast. She always cut it in half before cooking, assuming this improved the flavor. Then she discovered her mother only cut the roast in half because her pan was too small! 

We can follow holiday traditions the same way, doing things without any purpose. But we shouldn’t. Christ’s birth and resurrection are the two most important 'holydays' on the Christian calendar. We should celebrate with traditions that have meaning, creating new traditions, if necessary.

When Jesus said “New wine must be poured into new wineskins” (Mark 2:18-22) He was reminding us that He gives life, not empty traditions. Let’s add flavor and texture to our holidays this year and never cut the meaning in half!
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011

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