Warmth, light, comfort
laughter, love and joy
to you and yours
to all of us
May your spirits be energized, brightened, and filled with caring for others.
An important note on the so-called “war on Christmas”:
Should there be some reminder that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of the Prince of Peace? How does turning Christmas into a time of strife set a Christian example?
My greeting to you includes the holidays that I personally celebrate, and also it extends to include the holiday or holidays that you celebrate. (Jehovah’s Witnesses are the only ones I know who have reason to flinch at a simple season’s greeting).
We celebrate different things, we celebrate the traditions and beliefs of our families, of our communities, of our nations, and so on. Some are more traditional, some are more constructive and playful. If you think about all the people you know, you will quickly realize that there are some people to whom you can (maybe even should) say “Merry Christmas.” That’s fine, that’s great – but would you hate-mongers just give it a rest? It’s the holidays! Where’s all that comfort and joy?
The spirit of the season is not about competition or hate. If you can’t be spiritually aware, at least be civil.
Be gracious, be kind. Beware those who speak to the darkness within you.
Replace hate and fear and war – with love and courage and peace.