Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Day

Christmas morning saw two of Somalia's airports destroyed by Ethiopian forces. Somalia is in the control of Islamist courts; Ethiopia is a traditionally Christian nation. The bishops of the Roman and the Anglican churches call for peace in the Holy Land.

We are reminded that Christmas is more than presents and glittering lights, that "Jesus is the reason for the season." It is also good to remember that Christmas had, and still has, implications for the history of the world.


mccaleb said...

Magister. Rumor with her pinioned wings has reached my ears with strange tidings: there is talk on the wind of the upcoming conferency thingies being between teachers and parents with the student present (as opposed to the student doing the talking while the parents watch). As a teacher of our august (I flatter myself) class, have you too been privy to such woeful whispers from the winged one?

I certainly hope not--after all, I wouldn't like to be taking all my nice notes for nothing.

Hansonius said...

Rumor has a thousand tongues to tell a thousand lies.

As far as I know (which is not necessarily a great length) the conferences will proceed just like they did last year: students talk. Take those'll need 'em.

mccaleb said...

what ever happened to feeling guilty about all the strangers who missed reading your blog?

No Hansoniana since Christmas? The blogosphere is parched.