In Dec. 24 Issue
Merry Christmas.....may we wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas.
We cannot keep from wondering how many would be or how many are offended by this simple good wish and our very meaningful wish.
We are certain there are some that would say they were offended and we simply cannot understand why.
It is a simple statement to wish you and your family the very best and a most enjoyable time.
We are not saying you have to be a Christian to enjoy the day nor are we saying you have to be of a certain religious belief to accept our good wishes. We are saying it is a time for us to celebrate and enjoy and we extend our good wishes to you.
It is beyond our comprehension to understand why anyone would be offended. We are certainly not offended by anyone wishing us a “Happy Hanukkah, “Happy Kwanza,” “Happy New Year,” “Happy Holidays,” or any other statement of good will. We appreciate it and readily accept it.
The holidays aren’t about right and wrong, they’re about embracing the people you care about and starting a new year together. That’s something we can all identify with, regardless of how we acknowledge it, or why we’ve chosen to acknowledge it.
We have been amazed by the newspapers and the many retail markets, advertisements and all others that have bowed down to the wishes of others and have changed their wishes to state “Happy Holidays.”
We read a statement this week that has stayed with us and is so true...”Freedom of religion is a beautiful thing, but freedom of religion isn’t the same as freedom from religion.”
May we wish you and your family the very best for this Christmas season and may we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy new year.
If this offends you, we apologize, and perhaps you would give me time to tell you the story about this baby called Jesus.