“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson
It seems that it is not politically correct to say Merry Christmas and Christmas tree. To be politically correct it is suggested that one would say Happy Holiday and Holiday tree. Really? Excuse me but just how long have we been saying Merry Christmas and decorating a Christmas tree?
What has happened in this country? Why are we breaking tradition all of a sudden? Supposedly it is so we don’t hurt anyone’s feelings that believes differently than we do. Now the purpose of my blog isn’t to bash those folks that say they get offended. It is a blog to explain why I say Merry Christmas.
First I would like to point out that Christians and Jews have been living in the U.S. together for many years. I have had many Jewish friends and I don’t remember any of them being offended when I wished them a Merry Christmas. Maybe they were and didn’t say anything but I hope not.
You see when I wish you a Merry Christmas it is a greeting of joy, peace and love. It is in reference to the day that God sent His Son to be born on earth and start a life where He healed the sick, made the blind see and performed many other miracles. It all ended when my Savior was hung on a cross made of wood and He died for my sins. That is why I say Merry Christmas. It is not to insult you or to hurt your feelings. It is simply my wanting to share with you the joy and celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge
With that said I would like to say Merry Christmas! A big thank you to all my followers. You have no idea how much you are appreciated. I wish you all a prosperous new year filled with joy, love and success.