Has it really been two years since the Bar Jester said, Forget about Christ; put the mass back in Christmas? Time flies when you’re making fun.
Now you can get a magnetic bumper sticker that says as much.
Fr. Mark Sietsema has brought a little more sincerity, charity, and clarity to the matter.
Among the points he makes: exactly which Christ is it that you want put back in Christmas? Surely not the one who says, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”
But it’s Christmas Eve, and I wouldn’t be thought a three-decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce.
Besides, the cattle are lowing. Merry Christmas, everyone.