Here is a thought that is really for all those who are lapsed Catholics, or are among the indifferent, sceptical or hostile concerning the purpose and teaching of Jesus Christ in a stable at Bethlehem.
The thought originates from the memory of having heard or read something along these lines by an unknown priest years ago. It very much reflects something that the social agenda-setters have been trying to stamp out, especially from the minds of children, since the 'Sixties: the reflexive importance of common sense. Those who read the writings of the resurgent G.K. Chesterton will understand why he is known as the Apostle of Common Sense, which he may teach by paradox rather than parable!
So here is an important thought for everyone at this time of year:
CHRISTMAS WITHOUT THE CHRIST IS LIKE SUNSHINE WITHOUT THE SUN