The Joyful Seriousness of Christmas

“Despite its best efforts and its strongest impulses, and appetites, culture cannot, and indeed,dosen’t want to escape the “true meaning of Christmas”… Alluding to G.K. Chesteron’s famous words, it’s impossible to live in a post-Christian age:

Some things can’t be undone, and chief among them is the Light that was lit the first Christmas morning, while choirs of angels sang above… It can be ridiculed and parodied, satirized and scoffed at, obsurced and sentimentalized, but it won’t be extinguished. So even a secular age continues to go through the motions, singing the same songs, sometimes the old songs, without quite knowing why.

… as we worship and magnify Jesus this Chirstmas season, let us avoid petty battles against petty gods, whether of blind consumerism or nostalgic knick-knackery. Instead, let us exude and share the serious joy that comes from being a child of the living God. Let us simply sing, and sing of Jesus.”