…and to all a good night
First of all, thanks so much to everyone who has made another year at The League possible. I have a tremendous amount of fun blogging here with all the fantastic writers and commenters who grace these digital pages. I am constantly humbled and challenged by you all. I know we’ve had some rough waters these past few weeks, and I for one appreciate everyone sticking with us.
We’ve added some new writers and lost some old ones. And lost some new ones.
But before this sounds like too much of a New Year’s post rather than a Christmas post…Merry Christmas! I love what William had to say in his farewell post about this season:
We sing traditional songs, look at shimmering varicolored lights, eat delicious food, and visit old friends. If we can avoid being sentimental consumerists as we do this, so much the better, but let’s not be misanthropes. The season is filled with delights, and it’s nice that some Christmas traditions have been secularized enough that non-Christians can enjoy them too. Even if gratitude for the savior’s incarnation is limited to Christians, the festive spirit is good for all of us.
I personally don’t think the War on Christmas is the fault of anyone but the media. Most Christians happily embrace the bells and whistles of the season, while still immersing themselves in Advent and the coming of Christ. For me, at least, the ‘shimmering varicolored lights’ and the secular festivity all mix nicely with the sacred traditions. As a Christian, I’m actually not that bothered by the commercialism. It can be a little gaudy at times, but it’s more fun to just enjoy it, immerse ourselves in the spirit of it all, presents and lights and the Nativity. The month of purple masses. Christmas mass like a soft gold sigh.
And it’s all the more fun with kids. This is our first with two children and it’s already shaping up to be the best one ever.
Merry Christmas to all!