2011-12-13 / Letters

Merry Christmas

To the editor:

Evidently, Ebenezer Scrooge is alive and well.

Everywhere I turn — the television, the mall or the newsstand — the battle over “Merry Christmas” rages on.

Why do all the “bah humbuggers” want to spend all their hard earned cash on the latest high-tech gadgets, but fail to pause and reflect on the true meaning of the season and the real meaning of the words “Merry Christmas.”

Why does our society understand that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the Christ child, yet reject the implications that come with this season, which is celebrated the world over? The fact is that Christmas is the only holiday celebrated the world over, and over a greater period of time than any other, is reason to pause and reflect.

Just what is meant by the greeting, “Merry Christmas.”

Jesus Christ loves man so much that he came to Earth, lived and died that all men may experience love, peace and joy. Hence, there is no higher or more profound words with which to greet another person.

“Merry Christmas” simply means “I love you and wish you peace and joy.”

To all my fellow readers of The Times Record, I offer this simple phrase: Merry Christmas to all and may God bless us every one.

Dave Ricker

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