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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Mr. Old Gent and Bishop Yellowbelly are having a wee conversation about the good bishop's Christmas Sermon and gets a brilliant piece of advice.

The good bishop won't take the advice, however. He never listens to the laity.


The Incarnation is, in my perspective, the most important doctrine of faith we have as Christians. I mean, without it, every other doctrine really doesn't make any sense, does it?

And, Christmas is, essentially, about the relationships we have with each other in Christ. That's not about rules and laws and Anglican Covenants.

It's about the vulnerability that comes when love becomes incarnate in another human being. It's about making room for the unwanted and unexpected. It's about saying 'yes' unless there's a good reason to say 'no'.

You don't have to have a cup of wassail in order to understand and appreciate that.

Merry Christmas to one and all!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, but a wee drop o'wassail is mighty tasty on cold winter nights. ;)

Happy Christmas! :toasts: