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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Merry Christmas vs Happy Holidays

During the Christmas season - I get many forwarded emails complaining about people saying "Happy Holidays" rather than "Merry Christmas"... Many of the emails are down right nasty... What upsets me about this is that the emails are from people who should be showing grace and love... People who should be setting an example of Christ's love... but what they are showing with these numerous emails and Face Book posts is exactly what turns so many people away from God..... "Christian" - Judgment.... hypocrisy.... anger...

Last year a wise friend of mine said this.... "Don't get angry when someone says "Happy Holidays" rather than "Merry Christmas"... because chances are that person may not know Christ.." For example... My birthday is November 2nd.... to me that is a special day.. But I don't get angry at the cashier at Albertson's for saying "Have a nice day" rather than "Happy Birthday"... She doesn't know me.... so she wouldn't know....

We need to look at "Happy Holidays" as an opportunity to show God's love.. Sending emails... posting Face Book anti "Happy Holidays" posts isn't going to shine for God... It only turns off the ones who may have been seeking Him...

And for the record - The White House has NEVER called the Christmas tree a holiday tree - this is another lie to get people all riled up... Don't let this happen to you... Spread Joy, Peace, and Love..... Snopes - Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas to you..

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