Star Wars Replaces…
Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.- Winston Churchill
I have to confess, I got caught up in the Star Wars hype. I’m a first generation Star Wars fan and rather than break out the advent calendar this year, the event I’ve been counting down to has been the release of Star Wars, not Christmas.
I am a first generation Star Wars fan. I saw Star Wars, A New Hope, when I was 9 years old at a drive in theater in Brooklyn. It blew my mind.
Having seen the new Star Wars, and seeing it again today with some students, I’m doing my best to, inwardly, not become distracted from the joy I should be feeling for the Christ and the light of His birth has brought into my life.
Refection is a powerful tool in realizing what life is all about. As I take time this week to look in the mirror of faith, my hope is that I’ll see Christ and his gift to me and not just a reflection of Han Solo, or worse, a Wookie,
- What distracted you from the true intent of the Christmas season?
- How important is reflection and meditation to your faith?