Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, December 24, 2003 10:23 pm

Peace on earth, goodwill toward men

Filed under: Religion — Lex @ 10:23 pm

The line of demarcation is racing west. The world trembles in darkness, as it does every night, but this night on the cusp of another observance of the birth of our savior.

The Christmas story is, in spiritual terms, one not only of giving but also of redemption, of the freedom to be defined by more than just our mistakes and our shortcomings, if we will take that freedom. The story tells us: We can do better — not perfect, perhaps not even great, but better. We can be better to our world, better to others, better to ourselves, if we will but try.

We are human, so we do not always try. But because we are human, we always hope. And so it is tonight. So be it every night.

UPDATE: If you haven’t already, check out Real Live Preacher’s retelling of the Christmas story, from a purely human viewpoint but with all the divinity intact. As of this writing, the intro and parts 1-7 of the eight-part series are up. You’ll see why this man has a book deal and you and I and most other bloggers you read don’t.


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