Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig has a new article on “eternity disrupting time itself” and the revolutionary nature of Christianity, which is rooted in the astonishing event we celebrate each Christmas. She writes:
Christianity is at all times concerned with the poorest, the most vulnerable, the most oppressed; it is permanently interested in reversing this order, in aiming at and accomplishing the unexpected. Christmas, the moment when time is invaded by eternity, is the moment when the reversal of all oppression becomes not possible but necessary. The unlikeliest upsets of order become, in the moment of Christmas, the beginning of Christianity itself, and remain essential to its character.
The full article can be read here.