I received an unusually bitter email this week. As the financial markets have melted down world wide it seems to have reached us here in an odd way.
"How can you celebrate Christmas with the clear suffering going on in the world?" the emailer asked.
Believe it or not, we get this from time to time. It is not that people hate Christmas. For whatever reason they seem to resent the fact that we celebrate it.
The email went on to ask what we're going to do about all the misery in the world this Christmas.
Well, Mysterious Emailer, I'll tell you what we're going to do about it: we're going to celebrate it again.
It amazes me how Christmas can be so misunderstood and misinterpreted even still. Some out there seem to think that we're part of some big plan, some organization, some nefarious element with an agenda to push.
Some suggest is, by it's nature, a religious thing. That Christmas...