Since I Heard of Bethelehem

Sep 18, 2014 1176

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Since I Heard of Bethelehem
by Desmond Ford

Christmas has many layers of meaning. At the lowest level is the layer of nostalgia – we think back on our own childhood Christmases. We longingly review those distant days of family union and reunions, of music, gifts and feasting. Oh, that they might return! And, of course, at this level, we are somewhat self-deceived, for nothing in the past (or the future for that matter) possesses quite the perfection or the terror we, in imagination, ascribe to it – except when we contemplate the world to come.

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