Christmas joy, Christmas sorrow

  • Article by: MICHAEL GERSON , Washington Post
  • Updated: December 24, 2012 - 10:30 PM

The point of Christmas is not a sentimental optimism. It is an assertion that God came to our rescue, and becomes, at the worst moments, our brokenhearted brother.

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davehougDec. 25, 12 7:24 PM

It is an assertion that God came to our rescue, and holds our hand, and becomes, at the worst moments, our brokenhearted brother - - - - God has the ability to stop people and events from causing harm. But then we would be God's pets, without responsibility for our decisions, because all bad decisions would be stopped. I like the mental image of God with his arm around my shoulder grieving with me at 'what might have been'. He DOES want the best for us, but loves us enough to let us choose ....... knowing some choose poorly. davehoug@comcast.net

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