If Christmas

so beautifully stated, and so true.

A p r o n h e a d -- Lilly

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If Christmas were all about glitter and lights

and gifts under a Charlie Brown pine,

perched awkwardly, displacing a more permanent resident chair;

if it were just about cards and carols sung off-key at children’s plays,

with lop-sided crowns and angels sporting withering wings—as cute as that is;

if it were just about expectation of giving and receiving more stuff,

then I would be the Grinch’s biggest fan.

Disappointment would not be worth the price of turkey and pumpkin pie.

But as much as it can be about family and fellowship, the good and ugly

in all of that;

and as much as it is about traditions and nostalgia, the good, quaint, and sometimes trite

in all of that;

even more, it is about the crèche, lost in the parade of tinsel, tumult, and talk.

It’s the spectacle of God humiliating Himself to accommodate a fallen race,

becoming of us,

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About reinkat

I am an iconographer, and have been studying Russian/Greek icons since 1995. I'm married with 3 children. I love hiking, camping, animals, my family and church--and icons.
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3 Responses to If Christmas

  1. Thank you for your blog, it’s one of my favourites. If you’re interested, I have shared and award with you over at 1catholicsalmon.
    In Christ.

    • reinkat says:

      Thank you, I am deeply honored that you would think of me. But regretfully, I must decline the award. I no longer accept them, for a variety of reasons, but still appreciate that you liked my blog enough to nominate it. God bless you, and congratulations on your own award. Well-deserved!

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