Friday, 10 December 2010

The heart of Christianity

It is hard to imagine why anyone would want to destroy the Holy Thorn tree in Glastonbury. But I have to take issue with the director of Glastonbury abbey who is reported to have said that "this crime strikes at the very heart of Christianity." Fortunately Christianity, in all its vulnerability, is much tougher than that and is built on much more than myth and legend. Herod could not destroy the love that came into the world at Christmas and centuries of flawed human adherents to the faith have not destroyed it. In this season when we prepare to celebrate God in our midst, we celebrate the light that shines in the darkness and can never be put out.
The heart of Christianity continues to beat on.

1 comment:

Mary Beth said...

I'll never forget seeing it when I was first in England many years ago. The news of the vandalism made me want to collapse.

But I agree with you...Christianity can certainly withstand criminals. Look at how it started! :) thanks.

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