Thursday, December 16, 2004
"...You may not want to put up any stars, though, because they symbolize the star that led men to the Christ child in Bethlehem. You probably should forgo angels, too. They announced his birth to the shepherds. And why on Earth are you filling the malls buying presents that represent the gifts the wise men brought to the newborn king? And St. Nicholas (AKA Santa Claus) while secularized today, still represents the sharing of ourselves as God shared his son, the perfect gift, at Christmastime.
By the way, you don't put a date on your checks to the credit card companies for all those gifts, do you? That is akin to acknowledging that someone was born 2004 years ago is the reason for all this celebrating. How politically incorrect can you get?" (The Day, by Janice Eccleston, Groton, CT)
FULL ARTICLE: HERE