There seems to be a movement underfoot to discourage people from wishing one another a Merry Christmas. “We don’t want to offend anyone, so let’s water it down and just say ‘Happy Holidays’.” Hmmmmm. Something’s wrong with this picture.
To wish someone a Merry Christmas is the same as proclaiming the “good news of great joy that will be for all people.” Christmas is good news! It is a reminder of the birth of Jesus. It’s the prelude story to our salvation. Why should we water down such good news?
Instead of watering down our holiday greetings to include everyone, I think we should be more aggressive in saying “have a Merry Christ-mas.” Let’s put the accent where it belongs.
Now if you’ve read any of my stuff, you know I’m not advocating arrogance. One of my favorite questions to ask is “How can one be a rabid Christian without coming off looking like a bigot?” I’m simply saying Christians should be a witness to their faith. And we should be allowed to have a special holiday to celebrate our faith. Everyone else does and they don’t water it down with “Happy Holidays.”
So go on – wish me a Merry Christ-mas – I dare you.
Question: How do you keep Christ in Christmas? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.