Christmas should be a time of joy, peace, and good will toward men. Yet with heightened tensions due to the spread of another COVID-19 variant, it’s hard to find any holiday cheer displayed in the mainstream media (or White House, for that matter).
This time last year, though spirits were low, Santa faithfully made his rounds to the good boys and girls—all while abiding by any mask mandates, of course.
But the message this year? Stay home, Santa.
Henry Payne captures the current state of our world quite accurately in The Daily Panic:
Things certainly appear to be regressing—both the virus and its many narratives. What we had all hoped would be only a memory by this Christmas is once again rearing its ugly, vengeful head. We admit that it’s hard to stay positive in the face of hardship and seemingly insurmountable challenges, but this Christmas, we want to leave you with an important question:
Does your worldview allow for true joy and comfort in the midst of difficulties? Can it offer hope when the world seems to be growing hopeless?
For us at Praxis Circle, we rest in this Christmas message:
And the angel said to them, Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
– Luke 2:10-14
We wish you a very Merry Christmas, and may you experience peace this season no calamity can shake.