Over on Facebook I shared an article about Fox News’ “fight” for a “traditional Christmas”. Pat challenged me to make a meme. Challenge accepted!
It would seem that in the USA they’re having fun and games over who is allowed to party. Some angry theists are being taken to court by angry antitheists about who is allowed to have a party. Lots of cava is being spilled and people are crying over it.
Those of you who know me well will know I’m well up for Christmas and will be partying like its going out of fashion! But when you are a priest and have to hold the liturgical life of the local church it becomes part of you. As the article explains, Christian celebrations in december begin with Advent. So I will be partying but we’ll be doing it at Christmas. For now it’s Advent.
And this is the UK. No one is banning Christmas. That’s just a sneaky attempt every year by racists to recruit people to their cause.
5 thoughts on “Winterval”
Yes, we have rather lost sight of the radical edge to Christmas.
Bit I think we have also lost the ability to wait – we want everything immediately. And of course Advent is delayed gratification par excellance! I like the way its traditional themes and activities move one forward with a sense of increasing anticipation….from the first softening of the darkness to the moment when you know the dawn is inevitable and nothing can hold it back – a bit like my recent experience in the Skyspace at YSP!
That is pretty much the text of my sermon for Advent 1 minus the Sculpture Park bit.
Sounds like a good sermon to me! Watching the light change in the Skyspace was a good sermon too – perfect thing to do for Advent. 🙂
If I had access to my flickr account I could show you my day at Skyspace. =D
It was probably more skillfully caught than mine! 😀