by Yongsung Kim
The theme that is emerging in my heart this Advent is the need for a “revolution of the heart.” It begins, simply, with a courageous declaration of one’s faith in Jesus Christ against the cultural tide of faithlessness…
A sign in the State Capitol building in Illinois, USA, displayed prominently in front of the Christmas display, read:
At the time of the winter solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is just myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds. —www.cbs2chicago.com, December 23rd, 2009
Some progressive minds would have us believe that the Christmas narrative is merely a story. That the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, His ascension into Heaven, and His eventual second coming are merely a myth. That the Church is a human institution erected by men to enslave the minds of weaker men, and impose a system of beliefs that control and deny mankind of true freedom.
Say then, for the sake of argument, that the author of this sign is correct. That Christ is a lie, Catholicism is a fiction, and the hope of Christianity is a tale. Then let me say this: