Like most of the old hymns, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” tells us things about God, not about ourselves or our needs.
Militant irreverence makes us pigs, by Christ’s own words. Not contempt for our views—but contempt for our God.
This begins a series on the ethics of food: how to pray over it, think about it and choose it, all without judging your neighbor or violating your conscience.
May we all be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. May we roar with the Lion of Judah and rest in the Lamb of God. Deliver us from temptation. Lead us beside still waters.
Love is not a word. It is a deed.