My husband affectionately called me a ____ disturber the other day... because I posted this as my Facebook status:
How many of my Christian friends are believers because someone wished you Merry Christmas instead of a Happy Holidays?
(not a single person commented by the way... )
Honestly the push every year to "keep Christ in Christmas" as an attempt to salvage our "right" to wish people a Merry Christmas and force them to extend the same to us...drives me a little bonkers... because there are much better ways to honour Jesus' birth than to fight the retail industry for a Yuletide greeting... and yes I have a few ideas:
- Stop and chat with the Salvation Army workers with their giving kettles... toss some coins (or better yet bills) into the slot while you're at it.
- Celebrate Hanukkah... we did this one year at a dear friend's house and it was seriously fun... plus Jesus was Jewish.
- Give... anonymously... without fanfare... no tweets about it... no Facebook statuses... just you and God pouring love on others.
- Tell and retell the story of Jesus birth to your children... read it from your bible to them... help them to be in awe of the miracle.
- Respond to those "Have a Happy Holidays" with a sincere "thanks, you too"... that will probably go further than a snide "Merry Christmas."
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