Thursday, December 24, 2009

THE INCARNATION IS THE GIFT THAT MATTERS


The message of our liberating king unfortunately becomes something other to those who are caught up in the mistaken notion that it's a message of "my religion is better than your religion" which in turn, in their minds gives them the right to live in a power over way...threatening to crush anyone who threatens their way of life. I hope the liberating message messes with the minds of zealots this holiday season...Christian and other.

Over The Rhine's Snow Angels CD is about the only Christmas music I listen to. I like there anti-zealot spin on this traditional Christmas song

LISTEN TO IT HERE

Little Town(First verse: Traditional. Additional Words and Music: Detweiler)

O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy dark and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by

Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight

The lamplit streets of Bethlehem
We walk now through the night
There is no peace in Bethlehem
There is no peace in sight

The wounds of generations
Almost too deep to heal
Scar the timeworn miracle
And make it seem surreal

The baby in the manger
Grew to a man one day
And still we try to listen now
To what he had/has to say

Put up your swords forever
Forgive your enemies
Love your neighbor as yourself
Let your little children come to me

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