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Not ‘Happy Holidays’--but ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’
by J. Grant Swank, Pastor
21 December 2002
There are still some of us who haven't caved into the politically correct renaming of Christmas.
Happy Holidays is
obviously a give-in to political correctness. That in
But it is doubly repulsive in that it
is a knee-jerk submission to the
The whole logical
world knows that Christmas originated because of the birth of Jesus Christ.
It was not started because of a decorated tree or winter's
I walk into Wal-Mart and a clerk says to customers: "Happy holidays." Big deal.
I hear neighbors in the post office greet one another
Oh, I know that it could be far worse. We could have
blood running in the
Yet not all of them. Scores of believers still know why
they are here and
So it is that my wife and I drove to a nearby New England
village for their
I guess it could mean that in New England we have a lot
of snow with
Anyhow, as we stood on the sidewalk waiting for the Sparkle
Then there was the float with the community instrumentalists
The cozy village church doors were open with sanctuary lights on inside. Villagers could slip through that welcoming door for quiet, prayer or simply refuge from the cold.
It made me feel as if some of us actually knew why we
had a day off in
So we heard the carolers on floats sing of angels, wise
So we heard instrumentalists on the floats playing tunes
about angels, wise
Obviously, I concluded, not everyone in this country has gone politically correct. There are still those who refuse to buckle under to the sheer secular fest of December. They balk at stripping Christ from Christmas.
Therefore, this December, I purposefully extend to all
more than Happy
Grant Swank, Jr., Pastor, New Hope Church, Windham ME
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