Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Peace on earth?
Ogden Nash puts it something like this--my memory is not perfect and I haven't been able to find the exact quote or citation:
Men can't concentrate on blowing each other up if their minds are poisoned with thoughts of Christmas.
I think that is correct.
In a world of war, conflict, and exploding hatred, thoughts of the arrival of Jesus completely reframe everything, every reality, every plan and every dream.
We would do very well to rest in thoughts informed by the narrative of Advent and Christmas.
It wouldn't hurt us, it would do no harm to let those images and ideas linger on deep into spring.