Happy Holidays

If you're a Christian that gets easily offended, you may want to stop reading here.  I've held off writing this for a week or two for the fear of being too abrasive.  Well- it's time to just say it.  Jesus said to his disciples and had it recorded in the New Testament that the world would hate his followers.  So why is it at Christmas that Christians get their knickers all twisted when some store that's owned by some pagan doesn't say "Merry Christmas"?  Why do we expect the "world" to be a witness to us?  If we haven't realized already, we don't (and have not) live in a "Christian society."  The people that are taking our orders, ringing up our groceries and gifts, bagging things up, checking things out, etc. probably don't go to church anywhere and probably don't have a clue as to what Christmas is really all about.  So instead of getting all amped up and complaining because someone dared to say "Happy Holidays" to you (which originally stood for "Holy Day" anyway), print up a little card about what that Holy Day is about, what Christmas is really all about, then say "Merry Christmas" to those you meet and greet with a smile.  Invite them to church where they can find out about that Savior that was born to give hope and peace and new life!  And to the rest of you "Happy Holidays!"