As I am preparing another sermon during the Advent Season, I was stunned last night as I bought items. When I said, "Merry Christmas," the reply was "Happy Holidays." My first thought was: "If you want me to buy your product during the season that celebrates the Advent of the One that came to die and remove our sins, then I want HIM to be the focus of my buying decisions and not santa claus." I bit my tongue and just continued to wish people, "Merry Christmas." Is anyone else offended by this new politically correct removal of Jesus Christ from Christmas?