“When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?” ~ G.K. Chesterton
By Tom Quiner
Let’s turn the clock back some thirty years to hear the beautiful Christmas address of a president who loved Christ.
Ronald Reagan wasn’t afraid to call Jesus the Christ. He called a Christmas tree a Christmas tree, not a holiday tree. He gave no quarter to the politically-correct Thought Police who want to expunge Christianity from the public square once and for all.
Mr. Reagan’s words grow in their impact with each passing year. It is refreshing to hear a president celebrate the single, most important event in history when God became Man.
The most dangerous idea in human history “… remains the belief that Jesus Christ was the the son of God and rose from the dead. Because it alters the whole of human behavior and all our responsibilities. It turns the universe from a meaningless chaos into a designed place in which there is justice and there is hope and, therefore, we all have a duty to discover the nature of that justice and work towards that hope. It alters us all. If we reject it, it alters us all as well. It is incredibly dangerous., It’s why so many people turn against it.”
I pondered two conflicting dangerous ideas this morning at a funeral for a little girl who died after living but two days … More…
By Tom Quiner
I saw this explanation of the third day of Christmas on Facebook this morning:
On the third day of Christmas, three French hens.
Known for their beauty and rarity, the three French hens signify both the gifts of the Magi (gold, frankincense and myrrh) and the three theological virtues (faith, hope and love).
Enjoy this third day of Christmas.
Don’t rush the season. It’s in its early stages!
By Tom Quiner
The three most quoted men in history are:
2. William Shakespeare
3. G.K. Chesterton
You are probably most familiar with the first two.
G.K. Chesterton was a proud atheist until the logic and evidence of Christianity beat him down.
His subsequent writings on Christianity were so persuasive, that they helped convert another proud atheist, a gentleman by the name of C.S. Lewis.
These two men were two of the most formidable Christian apologists of the 20th century. They made the case for God and for Christ and for faith with such humor, intelligence, and sheer logic, that they pounded the faith of atheists into dust until nothing was left but a love for Christ.
Both Chesterton and Lewis held onto their faith in the happenstance of life, aka atheism, out of sheer pride and stubbornness until their intellect succumbed to reason; their head to their heart.
Here is Chesterton’s comment on Christmas:
“Christmas is an obstacle to modern progress. Rooted in the past, and even the remote past, it cannot assist a world in which the ignorance of history is the only clear evidence of the knowledge of science. Born among miracles reported from two thousand years ago, it cannot expect to impress that sturdy common sense which can withstand the plainest and most palpable evidence for miracles happening at this moment. . . .Christmas is not modern; Christmas is not Marxian; Christmas is not made on the pattern of that great age of the Machine, which promises to the masses an epoch of even greater happiness and prosperity than that to which it has brought the masses at this moment. Christmas is medieval; having arisen in the earlier days of the Roman Empire. Christmas is a superstition. Christmas is a survival of the past.”
Here is C.S. Lewis on Christmas:
“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become the sons of God.”