We are fast approaching Christmas and no other church calendar event is surrounded by as much complacency, craziness and tinsel (which should be banned - horrible stuff). At Christmas we try to make ordinary stuff, extraordinary. Thousands of blinking lights all over our house, over-priced Disney decorations hanging from artificial trees, insane quantities of Turkey which we don’t even like the rest of the year, and so many wrapped presents under the tree that we can’t even remember what we bought. All to make Christmas extraordinary.
And yet Christmas was always supposed to be the opposite. Making the extraordinary, ordinary.