The What and Who of Meandering About

Sunday, December 25, 2016

A War on Christmas?

The real war on Christmas 
has nothing to do with 
a greeting or 
the proper decorations atop the tree. 
The real antithesis 
to the news of this child born long ago 
in an out of the way town 
is found in our
incessant desire for more;
oppression of any person or people groups;
obsession with power;
manifest destiny; 
hoarding of goods and riches;
systematized racism; 
classism;
nationalism parading as religious piety;
xenophobia;
fear;
supercessionism.
These and more hold the good news at bay
not the manner in which we greet one another 
for less than one twelfth of the year. 
May we have a Christmas filled 
with fear and awe 
of the One who became flesh 
that we might be saved 
from ourselves.

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