“Christmas cards in general and the whole vast commercial drive called ‘Xmas’ are one of my pet abominations; I wish they could die away and leave the Christian feast unentangled. Not of course that even secular festivities are, on their own level, an evil; but the labored and organized jollity of this—the spurious childlikeness—the half-hearted and sometimes rather profane attempts to keep up some superficial connection with the Nativity—are disgusting.” ~ C.S. Lewis
I have three questions that I would like for you to answer:
- In what ways have we allowed Christmas to be disgusting in the way we celebrate it in our Churches?
- What would you like seen done in your own celebration of Christmas that might help restore meaning to the holiday?
- Why should we bother with Christmas at all?