I don’t know which blog I picked this up from, but someone out there refered to a short story by C.S. Lewis: “Xmas and Christmas: A Lost Chapter from Herodotus”. I had never heard of it before, but i found a copy if it here. It only takes a few moments to read, and is even more pertinent now than when it was written more than 50 years ago.
We are about to begin the Christmas festivities with Cathy’s extended family in the traditional Australian manner: down at the beach with a BBQ and prawns. The sun is still shining (it is 6:30pm) and I am enjoying a whisky on ice on the deck while watching the game of amatuer cricket being played by grandad and the kids on the lawn. We have just finished decorating the tree we bought from the greengrocer, and have put up the coloured lights on the verandah. Mass is at 8pm, so we should get a wriggle on.
A very merry and blessed Christmas to all our readers and especially to those at the Commentary Table. Pass the port – and the chrissy cake!