Christmas at the Office
So, I told someone, "Merry Christmas" yesterday and he looked at me like I was a freak. He didn't say anything, they just looked at me like, "you should know that it's politically incorrect to say, 'Merry Christmas'." I don't know if he was Jewish or just didn't think it was okay to spread Christmas cheer. Maybe he is the Grinch... This got me thinking about a couple of things.
1. I don't care what people think about me saying "Merry Christmas" to them.
2. Is me not caring about saying "Merry Christmas" some amazing stand for my Christianity?
3. How careful do I really need to be about Christ at the office?
Here are my thoughts:
1. I know that there are people who get offended easily and seriously take things the wrong way. I do care about them and I hope that they can see past my little comments and see the heart of the matter. I have a certain belief and I'm going to be open about it.
2. I don't think this is some kind of glorious stand for what right. I don't think I'm having some big impact on the universe by saying Merry Christmas but I do think that holding my ground and seriously hoping people have a Merry Christmas is something that can brighten someone's day.
3. This is a serious question. I take my faith extremely seriously and I want people to know I take it seriously. I think, if I talk about my faith and share what I have experienced then I'm doing nothing but being honest and that can't hurt, can it?
I love the TV show, The Office and I think Michael Scott is hilarious, he says what he thinks, sometimes I wish I had the guts to do that:
Merry Christmas Everyone!