TFT Christmas card, 2018…

Dear friends, another Christmas is upon us. I offer you a picture I snapped in the summer of the youngest member of my family, asleep on his grandmother’s knee. Another beautiful child who emerged this year into our beautiful world. How we worry about the world they are inheriting.

But today, let us remember that at the centre of everything, there is light.

Christingle

Not what we get, or what we give

Not even those things we smugly eschew

Not carol or tree or tinsel or plastic star

Not a table groaning with far too much

Not the food bank

Not tiny Tim

Not snow or the absence of snow

Not a fat man in a red felt suit

Not movies about ‘true spirit’

(that somehow avoid all mention of Christ)

It is a moment shared

A song that soars

A hope that deepens

It is a belief that at the end of everything

(despite all evidence to the contrary)

Goodness wins, and

Love remains.

One thought on “TFT Christmas card, 2018…

  1. ❤🌟👼

    On Mon, Dec 24, 2018 at 6:01 PM this fragile tent wrote:

    > Chris Goan posted: ” Dear friends, another Christmas is upon us. I offer > you a picture I snapped in the summer of the youngest member of my family, > asleep on his grandmother’s knee. Another beautiful child who emerged this > year into our beautiful world. How we worry abo” >

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