Too often at this time of year we rush about fulfilling our various obligations in gift-giving, card-sending, and party-attending, and battle lines are drawn between those who see “Merry Christmas” versus “Happy Holidays” greetings as a religious war worth fighting.

When you have a few minutes I encourage you to read “Jesus the man”, the brief, gentle thoughts of Grant Hayter-Menzies about a man who taught his followers two thousand years ago to

…love no matter what.

Grant is a thoughtful man, a good writer, and a fellow member of the Coming to the Table community. He’s also a distant cousin of mine. We’ve not yet met in person, but we will. Grant has become a good friend. His words, I believe, will inspire you whether you celebrate Christmas or some other Holiday (holy day) this season.