from GOD IN THE DOCK, "The Grand Miracle" -
The Christian story is precisely the story of one grand miracle, the
Christian assertion that what is beyond all space and time, what is
uncreated, eternal, came into nature, into human nature, descended into His
own universe, and rose again, bringing nature up to Him. It is preceisely one
great miracle. If you take that away there is nothing specifically Christian
from LETTERS TO AN AMERICAN LADY -
Just a hurried line . . . to tell a story which puts the contrast between
*our* feast of the Nativity and all this ghastly "Xmas" racket at its lowest.
My brother heard a woman on a bus say, as the bus passed a church with a Crib
outside it, "Oh Lord! They bring religion into everything. Look - they're
dragging it even into Christmas now!"
Have a great day. I pray that your Christmas celebration will be not only
wonderful, but full of wonder; that it will be not only a holiday, but also a
holy day. Chip