Happy Holidays

Christmas Cards

It’s been said that the cobbler’s children have no shoes, and I’m afraid that the sentiment is usually true when it come to photgraphs of my own children. After quite a few Christmas card portraits this year for other people’s children, I finally got around to my own. Now if only we can get around to sending them out!

On a related note, I feel the need to weigh in on the yearly Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays fiasco. It seems like many Christians in the United States become offended at the trend toward replacing “Christmas” references with more generic terms like “holiday.” Although this is partly due to the absurdity of political correctness gone to extremes, I sense that the real reason behind the uproar is the feeling that the country is moving away from its imagined Christian roots. What is at stake is a loss of power. Though it is never stated explicity, what those who complain are really saying is, “We’re losing control.” And though I would number myself as a Christian in America, I am not offended by the loss of “Christmas,” because being a Christian should never be about power. It is about weakness in a manger and brokenness on the cross. So may your holidays be happy in this two thousand and sixth year Anno Domini, or the Common Era if you so insist.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted December 15, 2006 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    I think you’re right on.

  2. Brita
    Posted December 17, 2006 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    What beautiful girls! And thanks for your words on the “war on Christmas”. I wish more Christans would speak out against the real mess of a war we are in rather than spending so much time worrying about the words “Happy Holidays”.

  3. katie s
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful little girls…hehee hope your day is awesome

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