It's that time of year again. People across the globe are gathering with friends and family to celebrate. For some it's Christmas, others it's Kwanzaa, or maybe you celebrate Hanukkah, maybe none of these apply to you and you celebrate the Winter Solstice or Yule. No matter what or how you celebrate let me be one of the first to say Happy Holiday greetings to you all!
It's also that time of year when the passive aggressive arguments start. And it always seems like it's between the Christians and Atheists. The Christians claim there is a "War on Christmas" they will wear buttons and pass out petitions that claim they are trying to "keep Christ in CHRISTMAS", Mean while the Atheists are passing out petitions and claiming that religion is being shoved down their throats. Both sides are offended, it's an endless circle, and in the end no one really "wins".
No matter your religion or beliefs, I want to invite you to stop the circle of offense. If someone wishes you a "Merry Christmas" you could say "Thanks, You Too!" or even "Happy Holidays to you!" instead of being cross because someone didn't wish you the right greeting, Rejoice in the fact that someone wished you well. I believe Luke 2:14 says it best "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." No matter what you celebrate, Peace on earth and good will toward all human kind can be embraced by everyone.