Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


A life full of gadgets and a blue Christmas

People are discovering
that a life full of gadgets
is no satisfactory substitute
for a life lived in
the power and presence of God.
The Rt. Rev. Albert Rhett Stuart, the sixth Bishop of Georgia in his 1954 address to the diocesan convention.

Blue Christmas?
In my religion column for today's Tribune & Georgian I write in part:
Pay no attention to the green of Christmas trees and wreaths. Forget the red poinsettias. Don’t be dazzled by the twinkling white lights. The color of Christmas for many is blue.

Youth group shopping spreeThe frenetic rush of each person trying to find that perfect gift for every significant individual in his or her life all at once can be downright depressing for any of us. But for many, the busy-ness of the season is a reminder of what they have lost. For others, it is a reminder of what they have never had. Far from that most wonderful time, Christmas can be the most miserable time of the year.
The full text of today's column is online here: Amid the holly jolly folly, it's a Blue Christmas.

Nativity Pageant Tonight
Looking for a bright spot in a blue Christmas season? The Preschool will hold its Nativity Pageant tonight in the sanctuary at King of Peace at 6 p.m.

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor


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