Thursday, 16 December 2010

Simply having a wonderful Christmas crime

A car was hijacked on the Lisburn Road, Belfast, last night (read the BBC report here).

Clearly this was a very shocking experience for the twenty-five year old driver.  He was punched in the face and thrown out of the car before it was driven off at pace. However it was probably even more shocking for the driver's nine year old sister who the hijakers hadn't spotted in the back seat.  In fact they didn't notice her until after they had backed the car into a wall and driven a distance down the road.  It was only then that they turfed her out of the vehicle.

Is this a modern day commentary on what is happening to Christmas?  The three thieves who took the car certainly could not be described as wise men but lets think about this story.

Christmas has been hijaked by people who are in a hurry.  In a hurry to eat, to have fun, to make money and to spend money.  It seems to me that they have forgotten there is a child at the heart of all this. Not a helpless child but one who would become the Saviour of the world.  A child-King born in a manger.

I fear that at some point the hijakers will remember that child, stop the runaway car-crash that Christmas is becoming and throw Him out of the vehicle altogether.

But them maybe I'm just too grumpy and cynical.

The 12 Days of Christmas by Reliant K. Enjoy.

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