Sunday, December 21, 2008


Tonite, I drove around with my wife looking at Christmas lights. We saw many symbols of Christmas depicted by the lights, many of them not mentioned in the Christmas story. For examples there were lots of rendeers, bears and of course St Nick. Clearly, the Christmas story has taken a new meaning. At City Hall, the greeting is no longer "Merry Christmas" but "Seasons greetings!" This is clearly a dramatic shift from the traditional Christmas we know. Fortunately, lights are still burning. They remind us that the light has come in the world even though the world has chosen to misrepresnt this light with symbols that do not represent the light. Yes, our tour of Christmas lights around the city also showed typical Christgmas symbols such as the shepherds, angels, the manger and of course the baby Jesus. This was refreshing.

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