Has anybody read this verse in relation to todays holiday (or any holiday)?
But now that you know God--or rather are known by God--how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable principles? Do you wish to be enslaved by them all over again? 10You are observing special days and months and seasons and years! 11I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.
Does anyone realize that Easter started as a pagan holiday to the Babylonian dawn goddess Eastre? Growing up as a catholic, I also went to the stations of the cross during the days before Easter. Yesterday, out of curiosity, I look at the gospels for the stations that I remembered. No where did I find where Jesus fell or a woman wiped his face with a cloth and his image was left on it. And finally, no where in the Bible at all is it commanded of us to observe these things in such a way!
During winter Holidays, I give gifts, I sing secular carols, and I'll decorate the house with the winter garb, just as I decorate with spring garb in the springtime. Or even shoot off fireworks for the fourth of July. But in no way do I celebrate these holidays with a "religious" attitude because it is not commanded of me by God's word.
Just my imput on Holidays.