Initially I planned on posting the audio but Christmas is a tricky time and we give our tech team the night off so here’s something close to what I said. In real time, it went about 20 minutes.
The bullet points are:
Read from Luke 2
made fun of terrible looking nativity scene.
the nativity is not the official symbol of Christmas.
poked fun at our nativity scene that we had in front of the sanctuary,
quoted Bono, Brennan Manning, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Tom Turner
All to say that Christmas cannot be ruined by commercialization, seasons greetings, ugly nativities, stolen nativities, santa, reindeer or anything else. It means to much to by any of these things.
I post it because it actually went pretty well. Feel free to read the rest.