Bishop Gafkjen’s December Newsletter

Ding dong, ding dong, Christmas bells are ringing!

Christmas bells have been ringing for weeks. Cultural/Commercial Christmas seems to arrive earlier each year. I noticed Christmas décor appearing in stores and steaming coffee served in red holiday cups before Halloween. Community Christmas trees were being lit up in some places by early November. Christmas music will have been wafting through the air for weeks – at least in some places – by the time you read this little reflection.

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