The Complex Christmas
If all the world ever sees is a weak little baby, and a weak man on a cross, it's no wonder they see nothing to save them from fear and hopelessness.[via You saved my life from a colorless one]
Each year I have become increasingly dissatisfied with the "postmodern" Christmas story. The classic Nativity scene with Joseph as distant, Mary as prayerful, Jesus asleep. The Postmodern Nativity - "social and cultural reality as a human construction."
But the real Christmas story? A story with lies, murder, terror, inconvenience, pain, and human decisions. A story that truly resonates with the human spirit.