We can get so caught up in fighting the "War on Christmas" that we forget about the war that is going on in all of our hearts, all year long. The truth is that our hearts are idol factories and they love to unionize. They may get paid overtime on holidays, but there is always a war going on. Not between us and them. Not between the Democrats and Republicans. Not just in December.
So, here is my point. Don't get hung up on correcting people with a glare in your eye because they say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." Don't feel like you have to pull your uncle Tony aside before the family meal and explain to him that the 20 ft tall inflatable dancing snowman in his yard is not "the real reason for the season" and that he is a "traitor to the throne of baby Jesus." Just take the opportunity to tell people the good news that God has come in the flesh to save sinners. Celebrate with your brothers and sisters in Christ and let the whole world see how much the Gospel means to you this time of year and everyday. That will be a much better (and I submit, more Christlike) thing to do rather than picketing in front of the Wal-Mart with a sign that says "Jingle All The Way TO HELL!" This Christmas, make more of the Gospel than the "War on Christmas."