Skip to comments.Star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright
Posted on 12/21/2004 10:43:27 PM PST by kattracks
For lo, the days are hastening on . . .
And so they are.
But in the mad dash toward Christmas let us not forget the star, or what Christmas is supposed to be all about: the realm beyond evil and the merely material.
Ours is not the first generation to battle materialism, particularly in annual Christmastime skirmishes.
More recently we have had the likes of Yasser, Saddam, Osama, and Zarqawi. So the evil we confront today is the same old same old, albeit in updated form. But only now does a chorus rise to admonish against judgmentalism, to justify any lifestyle as equaling any other, to intone the relativity of right as weighed against wrong, to defend the high purpose of any action causing one to feel good.
Then along comes Christmas to remind contemporary America about permanent things - about the genuine and eternal in an hour of the ersatz and evanescent.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing....
The year brings - what? Haste. Anxiety. Weariness. Grief. We drift from our moorings. We know worry, indecision, emptiness, fatigue, distress. And then we reach the year's most cherished evening, often a midnight clear. In many somewheres, parents read breathless children "A Christmas Carol" or "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" or "St. Luke" - about three men following not today's familiar glitter and grab, but a star.
It's magical, miraculous stuff. Even now, as then, it motivates a world.
(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...
Praise GOD that...
LOVE is the Only Reality and that...
GOD is LOVE.
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