"Christ did not bring religion; Christ brought the Kingdom of God." Fr. Alexander Schmemann
Monday, December 22, 2014
Aw! Baby Jesus takes on Satan - David Hayward
Some people view the coming of Jesus as the launching of some kind of purity culture where we should become obsessed with personal sins.
But what if the story is more interested in the usurping of power, the annihilation of controlling people, and the end of deceit to achieve noble ends?
Like this cartoon attempts to illustrate, Jesus is pointing forward to the greatest display of apparent powerlessness. The Jesus story is clear that it isn’t a show of strength, but the display of what appears to be weakness that defeats the principalities and powers that dehumanize people.