Since we’re on the subject of Christmas, here is a refreshing offering from Matt Linton. While last minute shopping he stumbled upon the most ironic scene imaginable. As a result he was inspired to be an agent of change this holiday season.
So this Christmas season I want to ask you to join me in sharing the grace of the gospel: tip someone well even when you don’t get great service, let someone go ahead of you in line, let another shopper have that parking spot, smile and have kind word for the checkout lady (even if she won’t take your coupon). In the words of Brennan Manning and many that have come before him “live the Gospel” with everything that you do.
With that in mind, I’d love to hear ideas on how we can live subversively during the Christmas season. Are any of you “doing things differently” this year? Has anyone had the courage to propose an end to gift giving altogether? What have been your experiences in your attempts to “redeem” Christmas?