So, I have been a little short on new reading material, so I picked up “Rick Steves: European Christmas”. Yes, it’s on our shelf. It’s a compilation of the traditions, folklore, religion and paganism. It’s actually quite interesting. Though I have not finished the book, it’s a bit hard since its not remotely close to Christmas, I have found a fascinating fact that is sooo necessary to let everyone, especially my Christian friends know. With all the hoopla of “X-Mas” “Don’t take Christ out of CHRISTMAS!” etc… The word Christ in Greek is X. Yes, that’s correct, X = Christ in Greek! So, no, they are not taking Christ out of Christmas, they are just speaking Greek. I am sure there is an “its all Greek to me!” joke in here, I just can’t find it. So, food for thought, if you think the world is taking Christ out of Christmas, maybe you need to take yourself out of the world. As the question I have always asked goes…Are you in it or of it?