I recently read a buddy's blog (pastor Kris Browning) which talks about the true meaning of Christmas. I have to be very honest and tell you that Christmas is generally a very depressing time of year for me. I find (ala Charlie Brown) the commercialism of Christmas very distracting; additionally, the things that Christians choose to get upset about (eg x-mas) get under my skin. But I, like pastor Kris, have found some encouraging signs of new-life this Christmas season.
Take some time read KB's blog (http://theologianinback.blogspot.com/) and consider how you can keep the Chi (X) in Christmas this year. After all it is about celebrating the birth of Jesus who is the Christ / Anointed One / Messiah, isn't it?
Have a great weekend and stay tuned for the conclusion of "Walking Slowly" on Monday.