This day’s goal does not seem that difficult – to smile and say MERRY CHRISTMAS to someone.
Maybe it’s because I’m old, but I used to hear MERRY CHRISTMAS more often when I was a kid. Nobody thought of getting offended or being politically correct back then. We didn’t give a hang what the government thought of what we said – or who we said it to. I’m the first to admit we hung with like-minded people. Our friends and neighbors were Christians and went to church – so saying MERRY CHRISTMAS didn’t seem like such a big whoop to us – it’s just what we did.
As I got older, I became friends with people of many faiths through my workplace. I’m still not a terribly diverse individual, but I am aware that not everyone is just like me – and I’ll add – whew – that’s a good thing. Here’s the deal – I see every person on the planet as a soul that my Jesus died on the cross to save, whether they accept that fact is immaterial. It’s a fact that Christ died for all. I hope that the words MERRY CHRISTMAS do not offend anyone, but it’s what I celebrate. To me, it’s the only reason to celebrate.
You know, the Bible tells us that if we are ashamed of Christ, God will be ashamed of us… so – don’t be afraid to say MERRY CHRISTMAS. Doing it with a smile is a good idea. Yes, yes – I know it will take a great deal of preparation. Drink your morning coffee and suck on a candy cane – it’ll be alright. Just remember, your faith in God trumps anything the government says. Don’t be scared to be what you are, or of offending others with what you believe. Are they scared of offending you??? Um… no – guessing they are not. So, smile and SHINE! We’re not being intolerant of other faiths, we’re just expressing our own – just as they do. 🙂