FOR CHRISTIANS, this week is one of the highlights of the calendar, the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. For non-Christians, a time for a few days of relaxing and celebrating, for the most part, the good things in life.
It has been a tendency in recent years to do away with saying “Merry Christmas”, even though this is a Christian holiday, replaced by “Best of the Season”, “Happy Holidays”, etc. And while those statements are nice, I very seldom say them.
As a Christian, it is “Merry Christmas.” It is not politically incorrect to say that, it is not a slight to non-Christians. I cannot help the fact that society as a whole, Christians and non-Christians alike, have turned this religious celebration into so much more than it is, or should be.