The Post About How To Use "Xmas" and Still Go to Heaven
My favorite ornament. Is it bad that it's not a cross?
My coffee table centerpiece. Is it bad that it's not a nativity?
My holiday food of choice. Is it bad that it's not a communion wafer and a shot of grape juice?
I also use the term "Xmas" for shorthand. Am I taking the Christ out of Christmas?
My concern is this. If you doubt my love for God when I use the term "Xmas," aren't I doing something wrong the rest of the year? Shouldn't you be able to recognize my faith by the life I live and not just by word substitutions?
Aren't we supposed to be the "Christ" in Xmas by practicing patience when we drive and stand in long lines? Honoring God when we buy gifts that don't put us in debt and are given with a cheerful heart? Loving those who know us and those who don't?
If I'm going to pick a side in any battle, it will be the one fighting to end the AIDS epidemic or the one trying to get clean water to those who don't have it.
I'd even be willing to side with those trying to introduce folks to the person of Christ, rather than just the word causing all the kerfuffle.
Anybody else have an opinion on the matter?