Thursday, December 4, 2014
Have a good time! Not a wish that many would expect from God or from religion. I'm reading a presentation of the Catholic faith that complains about how dreary we have made religion seem. Advent is a perfect time to celebrate the pleasure and happiness that God wants for us. The story of Jesus is named "Gospel," "Good News." Twice in one verse of Sunday's first reading from Isaiah the prophet announces "glad tidings." The angel that appears to the shepherds at Bethlehem says, "I bring you good news of great joy." In the name of God, let's have a good time!