At the risk of being politically incorrect:
There: I’ve said it. And I mean it. And I’m not the only one to say it and mean it.
People all over the world are wishing each other a MERRY CHRISTMAS and meaning it.
And why shouldn’t we be saying it?
Christmas is the Holiday where Christians celebrate and remember the birth of their Messiah who delivered a message very few people can find arguable.
Christ is said to have preached love and kindness. He stood against the money lenders, and if I understand much of what Christ believed in; it wasn’t the status quo.
He also stood-up for the little guy, and tried to heal the sick. That’s pretty laudable stuff, especially taking the era into consideration.
The message of Christ is one we should all pay attention to, regardless of what we believe in, in terms of our individual religions.
Christ’s teachings promoted Peace and Good Tidings To All.
And that’s a pretty good thought.
Whether I believe in God or not. Whether some believe in the Christian way of observing God or not, we can not ignore the message or the meaning of the message.
When Christ was born some 2000 years ago, life wasn’t easy, nor was it fair.
Women were treated much like possessions. And freedom was a word that hardly existed. And power in the hands of the Romans, the pagans and the Jewish Priests was the rule of the land.
But Christ had a different idea. He believed we should all be free. That we should all be equal. And that our most important goal was to live in peace and harmony.
One does not have to be a Christian or a believer to accept this philosophy in the spirit of today.
And in that spirit, I wish everyone a MOST HEARTFELT MERRY CHRISTMAS.