Why No Holy Innocents Decorations?
December 28, 2008
I see Frosty, and Santa, and Dasher and Dancer, but I do not think
I’ve ever seen lawn decorations for this Christmastime observance in
the Church Year. The Commemoration of the Holy Innocents, the children
killed by Herod in his quest to rid himself of all who would threaten
his rule and reign as king of Palestine. But don’t we all have a little
Herod in each of us? We too want to do away with all of Christ that
threatens our “comfort zone.” We do well today not only to remember the
innocents who were killed but the sins which caused our Savior to
suffer and die for us. The Innocent One for the guilty, for you and me.