Saturday, December 24, 2005

We Need a Little Christmas...

Yes, as the song goes, "We need a little Christmas, right this very minute." For it is only with the merciful, powerful message of Christmas that you can face the wickedness which presses in upon us. I'm conscious of this fact primarily because I just returned from praying outside the 46th Street abortion clinic. But reading through today's headlines underscores the same thing:

Item 1) A federal judge has blocked California from denying violent video games to minors.

Item 2) The bones of the dead are being stolen and sold for their tissue.

Item 3) U.K. police are hassling a retired couple for requesting permission to place Christian literature alongside a government-distributed pile of pro-homosexual pamphlets. The couple was told by police they were "walking on eggshells" and "were close to a hate crime."

Item 4) Officials and bureaucrats at our nation's colleges have stepped up their intolerance of conservatism, especially of Christianity.

Oh boy; can I say it again? "We need a little Christmas, right this very minute." But the Christmas I'm speaking of is not the one from the past. No, the "holiday" I long for is Christmas Two -- the return of the majestic King of glory who, in the memorable phrase from the King James Version of the Bible, "will judge the quick and the dead." Jesus came as the Lamb already. He returns next time as the Lion!