Joy and Shadow, Free Will and Something Silly
Advent started November 29, a couple Sundays back. It's my faith's Christmas warmup. I'll get back to that.
My culture's Christmas begins after Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade....
...Today I'll be talking about Advent's serious side: a song that's been sung at funerals, a Nativity painting's crucifix, introspection and shortcomings.
Also ♪ magi on Segways with Amazon cartons. ♪ (Try singing it to the tune of "My Favorite Things," from "Sound of Music:" The bit that goes "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens....")
Anyway, these are today's headings:
- "Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel" — Plainsong, Burial Chant and Advent Hymn
- Advent: Ordinary Folks, Unique Events
- Joy and Shadow
- Fa-La-La and Free Will, Responsibility and Reconciliation
- Good News