After your Christmas dinner I recommend my mother’s tradition of each person offering the meaning of Christmas to them, including songs, reading “The Night Before Christmas,” “The Littelst Angel”and from Luke 1 about the birth of Jesus. I share that Jesus was a radical revolutionary feminist who broke all kinds of Old Testament taboos and discussed theology with women. He focused on forgiveness and love, the spirit of the law rather than the letter, on helping the poor. If the politicians who call themselves Christian practiced what Jesus preached, the world would be a different place. It’s important to go beyond giving and receiving gifts. What does your family do to give spiritual meaning to Christmas?
December 20, 2012