Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Advent musings for love blooms bright

I've been invited to post in an Advent blog, love blooms bright. This is part of what I put up today:

"There’s a reason we all talk up Santa Claus. It’s not that we, as Christian adults, really believe the jolly bearded guy has anything more important to offer than the Savior of all humankind. I mean, of course we don’t. The problem is that it’s very difficult to grasp the Savior of all humankind, even as an infant, even in a stable. We can’t wrap our small brains around the Word Became Flesh. We lack the capacity to really understand God manifest in the infant Jesus. We tell our children about Santa Claus because it’s easier for them to think that a crazy old man breaks into their house once a year, leaving behind plastic toys, than it is for them to think about the creator of the universe distilled into a child. It’s also so much easier for us"

You can read the whole thing here.