There is a small bit of tension the air this time of year. Some of it has to do the greeting of the season and there is the expectations placed on heads. There is depression, anger and envy, a pretty potent measure of misdirected emotions.
The end of the year used to be a calm time because of the cold snowy weather. Cabin fever was growing and the cheer of the holidays helped to alleviate the fever, a moment of coolness.
Then there are the grinches. If things are not their way, they will whine and cry about things and say things are offensive or some other remark that comes off hateful.
So what is the greeting of the season.
What does Happy Holiday’s mean.
I used to get upset at the people who termed the word of Christmas as being offensive to them. Then I stepped back and asked my self, how are remarks like this serving God’s purpose. I was surprised, for these people are bringing a spotlight to bear on the Season of Christmas.
Further I dug into self and began watching the discourse and the stronger the celebration of Christmas became. For what is the greeting of the season……. of course, Merry Christmas. So when some says season’s greetings, I respond, I hope you have a Merry Christmas also.
Then there is holiday greetings. that came across numerous ways to me. First was, it is easier to say that then say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It is also for the non-offensive people but once again they are acknowledging Christ.
For the holiday is a birthday celebration, Christ’s birthday. New Year is also recognition of Christ, for this year it will be two thousand-eleven years since the death of Christ. Our calendar is around the life of Christ. BC, is before Christ and AD is after Christ’s death. So no matter how ones says it, they are acknowledging Christ.
The holiday, the season are based on Christ. So if one is offended it may because they do not realize what they are doing for in their remarks they are talking about Christ.
It is amazing how God works.
So everybody….. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.