Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Advertisers to Economists: Please Do Your Part to Help Keep Chri$tma$ Green

CRATCHET: No, no... no product in it. I was just going to say, "Peace on Earth... Good Will Toward Men."
MAN: Well, that's a peculiar slogan!
SCROOGE: Old hat, Cratchet! That went out with button shoes! You're a businessman . . . Christmas is something to take advantage of!
SCROOGE: A red and green bandwagon to jump on!
SCROOGE: A sentimental shot in the arm for sales! Listen!
Read the entire transcript of Green Chri$tma$ here.

We must realize that it's not just a sentimental shot in the arm for sales... in fact, we in the West have placed all our bets on 'consumption frenzy' to forgo becoming a 'new creation' or the final mimetic spiral into violence, attempting, but only achieving a false illusion of peace on earth.

In this approaching ADVENT season let us help each other break from the Chri$tma$ that Stuart Carlson (the cartoon) and Stan Freberg so aptly describe and let us prepare for the coming of the True Christ.
The Church has her own special liturgical year and calendar in which she presents again the history and unchanging mysteries of our salvation, from Creation to the Second Coming, together with the entire life of the Savior... Advent is an especially lovely season and we can make great use of it. With the beginning of the season of Advent, we begin a new liturgical year. The First Sunday of Advent is therefore the Church's "New Year's Day".
Read more on celebrating Advent.

1 comment:

Athos said...

Spoken like a true Jacob Marley, Aramis: Business! Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!! Cheers