As the world prepares to celebrate the birth of Christ in various degrees of isolation from our neighbours, it is well to remind ourselves that Christmas should be a celebration by our local communities and that our communion with Christ is also meant to be a communion with our neighbours. The darkness of the virus and our fear of it should not cloud our vision of what Christmas is meant to be. Here’s an essay I wrote in the Spirit of Christmas Past, i.e. pre-COVID, to remind us of what the Spirit of Christmas Present is meant to look like and which, God willing, the Spirit of Christmas Future will look like once again:
Celebrating Christmas with Our Neighbours
About the Author: Joseph Pearce
Joseph Pearce is a Catholic author and biographer who has written about subjects as various as GK Chesterton, economics, and Shakespeare. His latest book, Race with the Devil, chronicles his conversion from racial hatred to Catholicism. He is also the Director of the Center for Faith & Culture and Writer-in-Residence at Aquinas College in Nashville as well as the editor of St. Austin Review.