Christmas musings

Christmas is rapidly approaching, having rather snuck up on me as it’s begun to do in recent years. It’s slightly encouraging to note that, with as violently as the Western world is telling God to get lost, at this time of year you can still hear about Jesus, the Son of God, coming to seek and save the lost. A bit of a drawback to living in the Southeast US is that you don’t get much in the way of true winter weather–last year, for example, the temperature reached 80°F (27°C) on Christmas Day. This year, the forecast is somewhat more seasonal; they’re calling for a high of 43°F (6°C). “Always winter, and never Christmas” isn’t really a problem here; rather the opposite is the case (it’s never winter, and then suddenly it’s Christmas).

My church’s annual Service of Lessons and Carols (patterned, I’m told, after the service at Cambridge) is being held this evening at 5:30 PM EST; if you like, you can live-stream it from our YouTube channel:

I’ll update with the link to the actual service when it’s posted. (edit:

I’m afraid I lack the creativity and panache of our late and beloved Golden Dragon, but here are some of his earlier Christmas vignettes:

Merry Christmas, everyone.