Instead of shoving the Lord into a box and consigning him to eleven months in the attic, John suggested putting Jesus on the windowsill where he can look out into the world he came to save.
The British celebration of “Boxing Day” (a.k.a. December 26) has a number of stories/explanations attached. But I’ll keep it simple and say that – essentially – the tradition stems from the practice of “boxing” up leftovers and sharing them with the less fortunate.
On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me: A Partridge in a Pear Tree… “I have
These pictures are some of the best I have taken during worship. Enjoy, and let me know if you want any of the digital negatives.
God ripping apart the boundary of separation and reaching into time and space to find me, then gently parting the soil and planting the possibility for redemption.
I know I’ve used the idea a lot recently, but I really like the notion of Jesus being God’s invitation. And an invitation – of course – never really takes effect until we respond… and show up… and (the best part) participate.
Merry Christmas, brothers and sisters, friends and family. Take a moment to check on what is powering your celebration. It may not hurt to do it on your knees.
Maybe it really is true that the younger children are, the closer they are to remembering – that they have a history with God (that we all have a history), a story we easily forget in this terrestrial plane, and that so much of faith is really about remembering…