As I was shopping the other day for some cleaning and personal hygiene items I noticed that on the shelves were Halloween, Christmas and Valentine Day products, all at the same time! What the hurry??? For one, I am not, nor have ever been that much into Halloween. Though I did purchase some candy corn. The drought must have caused the price on the candy corn to skyrocket too! I have never been that much into the Valentine thing either. Sadly at this point I have no Valentine anyway. Now Christmas I can get into! One might think that September is too early to start celebrating Christmas, but obviously the retailers don’t think so! So, now remember this is the retailers idea that we start discussing Christmas in September! First of all lets look at the word itself- Christ means the anointed one or Messiah. That would be Jesus. Mas is a shortened form of Mass , Latin for celebration, so we have a good definition now- celebration of Christ. While there is no command in scripture to celebrate the birth of the Messiah, there is nothing prohibiting it either. But we are commanded by Jesus, Himself to celebrate His death. The early church met on the first day of the week to celebrate the Resurrection, which is Sunday. The day that Jesus conquered the grave. The first day of the week. That leads one to conclude that we celebrate Christ every time we gather for worship or partake in the Lord’s Supper. The Catholic Church even calls its worship services Mass, remember that word Mass means celebration. So, worship is cclelebration, and do we not worship when we pray, read our Bibles, or listen to Christian music, or play Christian music? By Christian music, I mean hymns, gospel, praise choruses, ect,. So we actually celebrate Christ or Christ Mass every day! So, no, not even January is too early to celebrate Christ Mass!