Day 22 – Xmas

Please read this thought-provoking and beautifully written blog about the use of Xmas. It’s original use is not what you may think!! Great post!

Merry Xmas Eve Eve!!

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Sitting here, writing out the list of things to do within the next 24 hours to prepare for the festivities of Christmas, I find myself forced to focus on stillness. In the last few days, I have been either too tired to put together coherent sentences or too busy preparing for Christmas. Tonight, however, my heart longs to be still and enjoy the words of Christmas.

Reverentially, I pause to consider the usage of Xmas.

Yes, I said “reverentially.” You will see why in a moment.

This time of year, I get a little weary of hearing the Christmas word wars that go on around us – from commercialism to the church, the madness abounds. “Happy holidays” goes up against “Merry Christmas” and “Christmas” goes up against “Xmas.” Honestly, these are battles that, to me, do not prove our love, devotion, and care during the Christmas season. Instead, they show…

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