Saturday, December 12, 2009

Merry Christmas from Ocean City Maryland

Warning - Jesus will be mentioned at least 3 times in this blog! Can you dig it?

Now, let's all say it out loud... "Merry Christmas" - isn't that liberating? Two simple words causing pain, suffering, arguments, new ordinances and changed laws all over the country.

There shouldn't be a nativity scene in Washington DC this year, but you know that old joke about needing wise men.

All the political correctness in this world makes me want to be, well, incorrect. My wife says that is no problem for me, since I am never right about anything anyway, but I digress.

Today's Morning Rise got the juices flowing to say the least.

Fire in the sky

Break time

Actually, I am not a Christmas guy. I think the holiday is greed, vanity and excess in its full glory. Even the giving part, more times than not, has vanity and pride written all over it. I mean, for me, giving a meal to someone I don't know but needs it feels much better than giving a gift card to someone I do know that ends up in his junk drawer.

And, explain this one to me, a good buddy of mine (yeah, I have a couple friends) is an atheist. I don't care about that; he's his own man. But he loves Christmas. Cracks me up.

One more thing, I read the Bible, say my prayers and am all about Jesus and all, but, let's face it, Jesus was not born on December 25th anyway. Knock, knock -- there are no sheep in the desert in the winter - that's the first clue.

Regardless, we should probably celebrate Jesus everyday, since, you know, he's kinda important to the big picture.

And, "Jesus" has been a five letter word in a four letter body lately. I attended the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast yesterday and it was refreshing to here the name Jesus mentioned and prayers in Jesus' name. And the turnout was fantastic on a bitterly cold morning. People still get it and that felt good.

I know religion is taboo and 4 of the 5 people that read this blog will never be back, but maybe my wife is right and I'm "incorrect." Really, I don't care.

I'm just a proud Christian in Ocean City, Maryland - not ashamed to love God and happy to wish you all a Merry Christmas as you make someone smile.

Live Big,


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