Because I am feeling lazy and have a lot of other things to do, I thought I’d recycle this post from 2000 which first appeared in Columbus Day Riot.
Christmastime can be hard those of us who tend to worry about how the world works. I have railed in the past about the obligations to a relentless flurry of materialism, but that only comes to me because the majority culture is part of my heritage. There are millions of Americans and billions of people around the world for whom Christianity itself, the supposed origin of the holiday, is not a part of their traditions and values.
I think there is something there in the life of Jesus that we all can celebrate and learn from.