Maybe the moral point is this: See in the humble coming of Jesus God's own values. See his understanding of power and righteousness and justice and mercy and love. Go beyond the sentimentality of the manger and see God's strategy for salvation. It is the antithesis of the worldly kingdoms we are part of.Great stufff!
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Christmas Overthrows Our Power Trips!
Craig Williams at tabletalk has a moving piece on the moral and social implications of Jesus' birth, a gauntlet thrown down to our usual notions of what constitutes power. Jesus, Williams shows, is God's act of subversion undermining our standard operating procedures. Writes Craig: