12/24 Letter to the editor

Regarding Ryn Gargulinski’s column of Dec. 17 (“Christmas spirit deserves revival”):

This has to be the sickest, most demented thing I have ever read in the Quay County Sun. Yes, the Christmas Spirit does deserve revival but not in the way Gargulinski has portrayed it.
Christmas is time to celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. It is not about the gifts, the Santa Claus or the parties and it is certainly not about some gruesome display by some demented person in New York that loves blood, guts and sinew.
(By the way, I was delighted to hear a Marine was brave enough to tear this display down.)
Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and for no other reason. And yes, it does need to be revived.
If anyone wants blood, guts and sinew, I invite them to open the Bible and read about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. You can find it in John 19. There was plenty of blood, guts and sinew there. If we had been there we could have seen it all. And we could have seen the love in Jesus’ eyes as he asked the Father to forgive them and he meant me and you.
I hope and pray that the Christmas Spirit is revived not only in our community, but throughout the world this Christmas season.
I would also like to invite everyone to the community-wide end-of-year service at the Convention Center on Christmas Day.
It will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Merry Christmas.

Sally Baker