Empire vs. Love

In the 4th Century A.D. the Roman emperor Julian was concerned about the spread of Christianity in his empire…He wrote: “Nothing has contributed to the progress of the superstition of these Christians as their charity to strangers. The impious Galileans provide not only for their own poor, but for ours as well.”

Reclaiming Christmas

Isn’t our culture’s commercialization of such a holy event every bit as profane as selling doves and changing money in the courtyards of the temple? I wonder what would happen if Jesus walked into an American mall…with songs proclaiming his birth being piped in to induce purchases.

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