'Tis the Season

I'm not doing very well at keeping up at this so far. Sorry. I'm not giving up yet, though.

It's the holiday season. And maybe I shouldn't use the word "holiday." I've heard a lot of discussion about that lately. Companies are using "holiday" instead of "Christmas", even going so far as to sell holiday trees. And some companies are listening to the response from people and going back to Christmas.

I personally don't think holiday is a bad word--at least if you know its background. Fairly obviously, its a compound of holy days. And that's what the holidays are: days set apart to acknowledge God.

It's really up to those who celebrate Christmas to make sure it remains what it is intended to be. A good reminder for us all--myself included--to keep focused on the meaning of this season, and not what others have tried to make it into.

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