Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Subversive Nativity

It is occurring to me this year, more than most, how truly radical the Christmas message really is.

A baby.


Out of wedlock.

To 2 parents.

In abject poverty.

This is a truly subversive message in our culture today. Were do our loyalties lie? What is important to us as a culture?

Look upon the Holy Family and realize how rare this type of love is today. How often do we choose ourselves in place of Love?

The Christmas Message is truly one for our times. It is not something whose time has passed, but, rather, something--Someone--whose time is eternally now.

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"Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. "— Rodney Stark

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