This is the best Christmas greeting sent to me this year. It reserves the word “Merry” for those who celebrate the winter solstice. For what reason should mankind be merry that the Word had to become flesh?
Years ago, to save advertising costs, the promoters of “Merry Commerce” took Christ out of “Xmas.” Christ has now been restored, if only in the vernacular.
But Evanlogically, has Christ actually been restored to the hearts of people? This could be aided by changing the name and date Christ’s Birth is remembered:
The Commemoration of Christ’s Birth, held annually on Worldwide Communion Day.
But as it was in the beginning… organized religion opposes change to its centuries-old practices. Perhaps those who run the business of organized religion could have their hearts softened by a former commercial business practice: taking something out of Christmas.
Drop the “Merry” for something less gruesome, more befitting honoring our Redeemer for what the Birth of Christ meant… and means.