Is this the way to act as we Christmas shop?
Well, we are here again in the midst of a Christmas war. Do we say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? Do we, as Christians, get upset when people say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas? Is this just another way that “Christ is being taken out of Christmas”? The question for me is this: does Jesus care about this?
First and foremost, Christmas is NOT a biblical holiday. Jesus and the first apostles didn’t set a holiday to honor Jesus’ birthday. The New Testament doesn’t tell us to celebrate His birthday. I am sure that the first century Christians didn’t boycott Roman or Jewish business because they didn’t celebrate Jesus’ birthday. What kind of message are we, as Christians, sending to those that don’t want to say Merry Christmas?
I recently came across this video on YouTube that really upset me. Again, we must ask what kind of message are we sending? Are we sending a message of grace and love or one of intolerance? Jesus said to bless your enemies and do good to those that persecute you. Surely, that principle should govern the way we spend our money and shop. Besides that, we have made Christmas something that it was never intended to be . . . a commercial holiday. Here’s the video. Can you honestly see Jesus acting like this? I can’t.
So, what do you think?