God is impressed by men and women who’s inside tells the tale of their true intentions for good.
Somewhere in all this murkiness is the truth.
When Jesus said to “love your enemy”, what he was really saying was; if you are in a state of Gods love (the real kind), don’t filter who can receive it by withholding it at will.
Jesus helped us to understand the “selfish benefit” of our “selfless acts”.
The enemy abandoned long ago the look of the red suit and pitch fork, in favor of the guise in the likeness of the Son of God.
December 25th has become two parallel occasions, with two hero’s vying for our attention, Jesus and the relatively new guy Santa.
To believe is to connect with God. Anything else is simply “thinking of God”.