In the politically correct society we live in, it has become politically incorrect to say “Merry Christmas” to others. What if they do not celebrate Christmas? What if they are not Christians?
President Obama and liberals throughout the country prefer to say “Happy Holidays” so as not to offend anyone.
As Christmas approaches, we are seeing the true Christmas spirit in an unexpected source.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has publically offered his own Christmas wish to Christians throughout the world in video message originally posed to Facebook.
“To all of our Christian friends around the world, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!” Netanyahu said. “We stand with you. And I’m proud of the fact that in Israel, this is one place in the Middle East that the Christian community not only survives but thrives.”
Netanyahu noted the common heritage of Christians and Jews as key to that survival.
“And it’s no accident. It’s because of our commitment to religious freedom; it’s because of our embrace of our heritage; it’s because of our embrace of our common future,” he said.
Netanyahu highlighted the shared holy sites in and around Jerusalem, especially those most famous Christian sites including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Via Dolorosa and the Sea of Galilee. He concluded by inviting more Christians to visit Israel.
While many Americans seem to be fear uttering the words “Merry Christmas,” Netanyahu seems to understand it better than many. He understands that Christmas is about welcoming others, loving others and sharing life together. For those of us who are Christians, it is a time to remember the sacrifice of our God for us. It is a time of love, honor and respect, all of which were beautifully illustrated in Netanyahu’s own words. Merry Christmas!
Source: Fox News