Thursday, December 22, 2011

Reason for the Season: Glee Christmas Show

This year's Glee Christmas extravaganza was weird, but it was also politically incorrect, which the Practical Buddhist appreciated.  

After a too-long segment that caricatured greed and superficiality, the Irish exchange  student Rory  defied the director, went off script, and read the Nativity narrative from Luke's Gospel instead of the silly poem he'd been assigned.

This year I've gone back to saying "Merry Christmas" and dropped "Happy Holidays" entirely. I was raised as a Christian, and Merry Christmas is a Christian blessing. No apologies.

Christians believe God sent His Son to be born of a woman's flesh -- the Incarnation, or God-With-Us. That's something to live for, and in.

To you it may be a quaint myth or a central belief. Either way it's beautiful. Merry Christmas.