Asked to explain what he meant, he said, “Christmas empty of Jesus leaves you with an empty ritual, completely unsatifying to anyone, like church without real worship.”
So there, he said it.
btw – this statement was prefaced, over the course of many months, with discussions about the difference in “church” when it’s treated as a ritual vs when we truly enter the time of worship with heart and mind focused on God’s glory. It isn’t, and never was, a slight on “mass.”
Update: a visitor happened by our humble intersection and blogged a thought about today’s insight.