what Christmas really means. Today I have been wishing friends and family a Merry Mass of Christ, or Christ's Mass.
When I was little it meant a tree with presents around. It still does but now it means so much more. It's the celebration for the birth of our savior from a scared but faithful young Jewish girl named Mary. That girl has become a source of prayer and inspiration now as she intercedes my prayers to her son, Jesus.
"Christmas refers to Christ’s Mass. It is the celebration of the Nativity of our Lord. However, there are those who like to point out that “Merry Christmas” is actually stating Merry Christ’s death. This is an isolation of the part of the Mass where we celebrate a portion of the Eucharist. In following the words of Jesus we partake in the Eucharist, at every Mass, in memory of Him (John 6, Luke 22).