Recovering the Integrity of Christmas
Recovering the integrity of Christmas is easy to diagnose but hard to convince anyone to plan for and practice. The season of Christmas is twelve day beginning on Dec.25 and running through Jan.6. The culture is in the post-holiday doldrums. The space is wide open. We've probably lost Advent to our culture. And we lose Christmas too when we try to do it around all the folderol, family traditions, etc. It gets drowned in sentimentality and consumerism. The twelve days of Christmas is the proper time and a culturally open space for us to find faithful ways to celebrate this season.