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Scrooge, “A Christmas Carol”, And … Sorta-Kinda … Keeping Christ Out Of Christmas

Scrooge, “A Christmas Carol”, And … Sorta-Kinda … Keeping Christ Out Of Christmas

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I suppose there are still people around here and there who complain about the creeping secularism of the Holidays and who in consequence admonish others to “keep Christ in Christmas”.  I well remember such exhortations from the time of my childhood, growing up in Wichita, KS. Such hortatory rituals were often accompanied by carols, religious services, and – I would argue, curiously enough – by a reading of Charles Dickens’ perennial A Christmas Carol. I say “curiously enough” because I have just finished reading Carol for the few-hundredth time and for the first time, I noticed the absence of Christ in Carol, except in a very "thin", allusive sense. Carol without Christ, or with Christ in the background of the background, is a much more universal, even “archetypal”, story of the awaken
Daily Practice 207.08.17 – The Seeing Place

Daily Practice 207.08.17 – The Seeing Place

Meditation Today (and the next few days before VACATION), I will be sharing from our sibling publication, The BeZine (https://thebezine.com). Our issue this month is The Seeing Place. Today, I'm sharing an excerpt from Corina Ravenscraft. Corina's peace, The Seeing Place, seems is perfect during this time when we seem to be moving towards blindness and not seeing the truth of the situation. And by blindness, I am most concerned right now about the lack of understanding of moral equivalence. Running a car into a group of people is not morally equivalent to being rude. And hence the lie in "there was much bad behavior on both sides." Not. The. Same. There is a story in the Bible about two people that are forgiven debts. One debt is like $500. The other is like $5000. The question is, given