For many years, I was munching with a belief that Xmas day was a time-honored festivity for the genuine followers of the Jesus Christ. However, literature has it that it isn’t largely religious biased and therefore, its celebration penetrates across any religion and does not necessarily restrict for the Christians.
December 25th is a very special moment for the Christians because it is believed that the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament, the Jesus Christ, was gifted to the world. Since then, it has become a traditional commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Christians have a strong conviction that the Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of his mother Mary, who later gave birth while she was still a virgin. And more to add on his “unique significance”, Jesus is revered for manifesting myriads of miracles and later sacrificed to achieve atonement after painful crucifixion.
|"Happy Merry Christmas"|
This day is a synonym to love, joy, happiness, merrymaking or any adjectives available in the human invented dictionary. It is a day to bring far closer, heal wounded, befriend enemies and of course augment joy and peace to already joyful and peaceful earth.
In America and places dominated with Christian populace, they wish by marrying ‘Merry’ with the ‘Christmas’ as ‘Merry Christmas”. However, literature has it that in England, “Happy Christmas” is still popular after it was used by the Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. The reasons for the usage of these words largely shares a history and biblical connections that I am handicapped to explain.
But like the Romeo in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet say:
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
With this note, I wish everyone a “Merry Christmas, Happy New Year”.
“Christmas, my child, is love in action”- Dale Evans Rogers