Thursday, 6 December 2012
Who is the real father Christmas?
Anyhow we need to backdate Santa and relocate him into the fourth century when the original was a Bishop of Myra, one of the early attendees at Nicea in 325 AD. He was truly a remarkable man known for his generosity, gentleness and love of people. He was declared a saint by popular opinion and many miracles were associated with him in his life and after.
For further information here is the website: http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/home/ It makes interesting reading and a good way of further reclaiming Christmas and grounding it in Christian teaching.
John Wesley was almost in despair. He did not have the faith to continue to preach. When death stared him in the face, he was fearful and ...