My heart goes out to you brother, it isn’t easy being one who walks in the Way; but on the other hand I say “REJOICE” because Yehovah has shown you the Truth and has given you to accept it.
Christianity says “He knows my heart”, “He’ll understand”, I know Yeshua wasn’t born Dec. 25, and that Dec 25 is the day of celebrating numerous pagan holidays, but I love the tree all decorated and the presents under it, and the Yule log and mistletoe; but they may be saved but don’t really know the Living God.
Remember when Nadab and Abihu offered strange fire before Yehovah, crispy critters, He is very specific in what He wants, anything else will not do.
Laodicea is that group which gives to God what they will when they will, its name means “democracy, let the people decide”. But we serve not a God of our own making, we serve the God who made us, the one who tells us what, when where, and how, and to those who can’t accept this I say “you have a major problem” for Yehovah will not be mocked.
Be of good cheer Charles you are in very good company, remember what Yeshua said
Matthew 10:37 “He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”
By the way it’s not only father, mother and the like; but also anything we put before and love more than the Truth, like pagan holidays.
Yehovah be with you;