“We need to put Herod back into Christmas.” — The Rev. Rex McKee.
This was from his sermon on Sunday at St. Mary’s. Rather than the Propers for the Sunday after Christmas, he used those for Holy Innocents’ Day. At this time, and especially this year, the news is full of stories about the aged, the homeless, and children in poverty. They are are the innocent victims of the powerful social and economic forces around us, the Herods of our age. Those forces dominate the secular Christmas season, and the harm they do is generally obscured in the holiday glow.
EDIT: You can listen to the sermon: Putting Herod Back Into Christmas (mp3)