|Guido Reni, Adoration of the Shepherds (detail) (17th c.)|
That’s the question that I’m exploring over on Word on Fire. A brief taste:
This Thursday marks the end of the world’s Christmas season, because this is the climax of their efforts. This is the day when we come together and share all of those presents, and where we take some time off of work to be with our families. Once the presents are opened, and our families have started to annoy us again, it’s back to our ordinary routines. Santa Claus, the central figure of this Christmas, is already gone by Christmas morning.
But for the Church, wasn’t prepared for Christ’s coming