Again we hear politicians and commentators asking how we can save Christmas. I offer two quotations, one from a recent meditation by Sister Theresa White and the other the words of Jesus from St Luke’s Gospel.
“Two thousand years ago, Jesus came to bring good news to the people of the troubled world of his time. He comes today to give the same message; in the midst of the turmoil, the sorrows and disappointments of everyday lives, God’s faithful love is at work in our broken world.”
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.
We do not save Christmas, Christmas save us.