A happy disappointing Christmas to everyone!

Here is a disappointing post to celebrate a disappointing Christmas—just a dreary list of previous Christmas posts. Something might pique your interest. I had neither the time nor the imagination to come up with a new piece. It’s even too cloudy and miserable here to get a sighting of the star of Bethlehem, which is a shame because it won’t happen again for 400 years. But it’s a good time to be writing a journal article on the relation between human sin and a creation subjected to one form of futility or another.

There are also six rather elderly posts on the true meaning of Luke’s Christmas: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6.

And here, finally, is why I think John’s statement about the Word becoming flesh should probably not be included in a list of Christmas posts:

A happy disappointing Christmas to you all!

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Helge | Sun, 12/27/2020 - 11:25 | Permalink

Yes, happy disappointing,

but with the hope of the possibility of a Emmanuel-sign in our times.

My observation of the quick Rescue by the finding of a vaccine is a Emmanuel-signal in the midst of a disturbed world… that was the point in my sermon today in our congregation (live-Stream): https://youtu.be/hpH0uK2kX-o