The Irony is not Lost on Me
“Yeah, there’s a lot of bad ‘isms’ floatin’ around this world, but one of the worst is commercialism. Make a buck, make a buck. Even in Brooklyn it’s the same – don’t care what Christmas stands for, just make a buck, make a buck.” Alfred, Macy’s department store janitor, from the movie Miracle on 34th Street
Commercialism. We look down on it – especially at this time of year.
It’s ironic that I’m posting what amounts to a commercial bemoaning the commercialism of Christmas.
But the first devotional story in Music from the Manger tackles the commercialism of Christmas. It does this by relating a bit of the background of the Wexford Carol.
The Wexford Carol is a “call to a world stressed out or annoyed with all the “ism” of Christmas. Stop and listen to our tale – true – of the birth of a baby.”
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