Today I spoke to someone who refused to say “Merry Christmas!”
I can sense the Evangelicals getting all in an uproar as I write this (cause nothing says celebrate with us better than arrogance and bossiness).
I decided not to litigate. Or protest. Or start a petition.
Not just because I think people have every right to celebrate what or how they want (free country and all that). Not just because she is incredibly stubborn and will not be moved. Not just because she’s my kid.
Because I think she got it right.
This past month I’ve read and watched and heard dozens of Christmas productions. From silly to profound, we come up with new ways and resurrect old ways, we add a modern twist here, a cool graphic there – all trying to communicate the simple but astounding truth: God was born!
My little B has cut through all the crap today. She simply says:
Happy Birthday Jesus!
So here’s us, hope you’re enjoying the birthday party as much as we are. Happy Birthday indeed!