Thursday, December 31, 2009
Faith Tidbit #4
We don't know the actual date of Jesus' birth. Centuries ago, Christians decided to hold the festival of Jesus' birth at roughly the same time as the Roman festival dedicated to Saturnalia, "the birthday of the unconquered sun." This is one of many examples of how Christians have, through the centuries, shrewdly adapted what already existed in order to point to and worship Jesus Christ, God-enfleshed. Jesus commends shrewdness to His followers.