As the year 2015 comes to a close, at Back to Eden Group we want to wish you a Merry Christmas, sensitively.

Merry ChristmasThis year was one that needed to be skillfully navigated.  It was necessary to carefully avoid words or actions that could label you homophobic, Islamophobic, misogynist, transphobic, racist or just plain micro-aggressive or culturally inappropriate.  Of course, we would have been remiss to forget that black, French, Syrian, Ukranian and Kenyan lives mattered.  However, perish the thought that all lives mattered since that could be perceived as racist or culturally inappropriate.  It could have been quite dangerous this past year to question why the earth has not appeared to be warming for the past decade or two or wonder out loud if owning property, running a business or making a profit was unforgivable. What on this earth was a carbon-aware, white, male, Jesus-following, recovering capitalist to do?

During this festive season, it just seems appropriate to forget about who we may offend, be ourselves and ask that those who read this be sensitive to our ethnicity, sexuality, spirituality and nationality. After all, this type of thing goes both ways doesn’t it?  So, as sensitively and culturally aware as we can ….

Merry Christmas!!!

Especially to those out there who may be Muslim, Syrian, dark-skinned, same-sex, refugee couples.  We really don’t care how others label you or for that matter how others label us.  Labels are just someone else’s way of trying to categorize you or put you in context with everything else in their world.  How important are they anyway?  Perhaps that’s why the one who’s birth we are celebrating most frequently referred to himself as the “Son of Man”. The most generic label possible for a male.

We mean it.  We really do.

Sensitively,

Back to Eden Group

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  • Susanne diessner
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    Great picture..thank you for all the topics discussed this year. Yes it is the season,time to reflect on this past year and all the events happening in this world. I pray for peace and love and celebrate the birth of Jesus and the birth of my first grandchild 8 months ago. Two angels have come into my life. My son has been blessed and god has made a miracle….we shall be humble and greatful and appreciate what has come to us. My prayers have been answered for now and it’s up to us to grow with it and plant new seeds. All my love and good wishes for a wonderful holiday and may we not forget the less fortunate souls among us. Peace,love and joy…have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. .☆♡☆Susanne

    • B2E Group
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      Thank you Susanne. A Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. It is great to know you enjoy our articles and are part of our B2E Group community.

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