Christmas means Easter
9 December, 2018
Annually the world slides into Christmas. Its eyes glow steadily brighter as December 25 approaches. The retailers consider the multiplying profits, while compelled consumers race to the desires of their heart.
Christmas offers a soft-serve nebulous faith to mankind. One that is now syncretised and so diluted.
Christ's selfless birth is reduced to a celebration of intense indulgence as it almost gazes at The God-Child who will accept all manner of misbehavior in His loving name.
This is not how Christmas would be. Around sixteen weeks each year, post Christmas, the same babe that cried in a manger bellowed from a cross:
Father forgive them for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34)
Christmas is no mere soft-serve celebration served upon a pleasant plate of well wishing, then followed by a brandy-hinted pudding.
It is too a call for hidden men, severe disciples of this Child to become violent with themselves, subduing their flesh for the God who entered earth by placing heaven behind His back.
Christian commitment did not begin with a band of clever philosophers, but with the Son of God who counted equality with God as something to be left behind.
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'A week without The Word makes one very weak.' ~ Michael Cartwright
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