December 15, 2019

Reuse, Renew, Recycle and the Christmas Story

The traditional Christmas story is one we UU’s often reject - and for many good reasons. How much is history? How much is magical thinking? How reliable are sources that tell the story up to 80 or so years after the death of Jesus. And yet, how does one account for miracles and mysteries associated with Christianity in the past 2 centuries? (And yes, wars and atrocities.) What signs in this old story comfort us, challenge us, bring us to hold the story with open hearts and minds? Experience in life tells me that such a big story which has lasted for such a long time, is worth considering. Can we find the essence of the story, and so, revalue it for our time?

Celebrant: Doris Brevort