Merry Christmas

Mathew 1 (New Living Translation)

[18] This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit.

[19] Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagementhquietly.

[20] As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.

[21] And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus,i for he will save his people from their sins.”

[22] All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet:

[23] “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.”

[24] When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife.

[25] But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.

Commercialization of Schools

Commercialization of schools is nothing new. It has been around over the past decade and non-overtly infiltrated many school programs like computers, cafeteria, athletics, and so on.

Now, there is a hotly debated topic going across the country – overt marketing and advertisement in schools. Due to cuts in school funds, many school districts are being lured by dollars in marketing and advertisements.

I noticed, recently in Houston, some of the CyFair ISD school buses have advertisements on the side. I see this as an analogy to the camel’s nose metaphor and commercialization of schools may look like this in few years…