I said “Safe travels and happy holiday!” She said, “Merry Christmas to you, too!” It was all in a days work. The end of a productive two hour chat, and close-of-business on a Friday was at hand. Both our futures look bright. I didn’t eek or feel guilty that I did not say “Merry Christmas” because she said Merry Christmas. Sometimes I do say Merry Christmas. Sometimes I do not. But I am a partaker in elf culture, and it’s also important to me to feel celebratory and rejoice over the entire next twelve days or so, as a holiday season, and a sacred spiritual practice. Because I have worked with people from many cultures during this holiday season, who are not partakers of Christmas, I usually say “holidays." To me, if I’m going to examine this, her greeting was not necessarily an indicator of her religion, but an expression of the culture we live in. But it could that she is Christian. And you know what? It just doesn’t matter. Because I received her departure salutation as a message of good will and Love and friendship.
I’ll take that any day.
The Christ in me honors the Christ in you.
Anyone can teach you about love. I can make you good at it.
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