“A Message of Healing and Hope” (Dec. 25), written by Dusty, yes, Dusty Rhoades, is one to read.
In it, he explains the triviality of the calendar day of the birth of Jesus versus the meaning of his birth. We know for a fact that Jesus was born. We know for a fact he was crucified. Pick a day, and we will say it is the day of his birth. I had a professor (Dr. Allen) who said “to literalize is to trivialize.” I try hard to remember that.
Dusty’s words here profoundly liberate us from confusing, insignificant, worldly and confining dates, and opens the door to better see the heart of Jesus. He points out that, out of darkness, there is light. That’s the message. As Christians, we know Jesus is our savior who was and is the greatest gift ever given.That cannot be taken away.
I am not sure of Dusty’s religious beliefs, but I do know he is educated well in religion. I cannot and will not argue with him. I would be holding an umbrella up to mortar fire. I am only stating that the column is so focused on a crucial, yet simple, point that I hope all will read. Well done.
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