Tuesday 19 September 2017

Rediscovering the real meaning of Christmas

‘Christmas is the simple story of the birth of a child who brought hope to the world’
‘Christmas is the simple story of the birth of a child who brought hope to the world’
Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Christmas is sometimes greeted with the same enthusiasm as the arrival of a difficult relative. A solicitous neighbour was well ahead of the game in asking me, in mid-November, if I were ready for Christmas. Her voice rang with compassion rather than delight, as if I were getting ready for the builders or impending surgery.

This is a time when the secular and the sacred rub shoulders.

The secular centrepiece is the office party, where a year of repressed lust is discharged among hapless colleagues.

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