Hope Goes On
I came across this image today and couldn’t resist posting it.
There are probably a number of ways of interpreting it on this Christmas Eve, 2010. Does it portray the decreasing relevance of Christmas in a mostly secular culture? The slow demise of the hope and faith of the season into a sea of nihilistic postmodern despair? The long overdue demise of the confused mixture of pagan and Christian imagery so prominent in our culture this time of year? Some combination of the above?
For my part, I see a beacon. I see light and hope shining, small but strong and clear, in dark times. Not unlike the first Christmas, perhaps, or any of the two or so odd thousand since.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas with family and friends. May Christ be at home with you this season and you with Christ.