Jesus Christ said “….. the truth will set you free.”
Jesus was not the only very talented man born on Christmas Day.
Isaac Newton, born on Christmas Day in 1642, said ” What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.” A circumspect genius.
Charlie Chaplin died on Xmas Day, 1977. He once said, “Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.“
In his first movie as a director Chaplin showed sympathy for the life of a deserted single mother and, through his clown persona, showed the glory of fathering which comes from the heart. I was a midwife for 31 years and, for me, The Kid is easily one of the greatest movies ever made.
Jesus was born to a single mother – engaged to Joseph but not yet married.
The immaculate conception didn’t need wedlock.
These three men are worth remembering on Christmas Day.
Jesus Christ: liberating honesty.
Isaac Newton: intellectual modesty from a genius.
Then the courage of a great clown and cultural icon finding true manliness in being a dad.
In the real world, men seek balance.
But, in The West, we dont always get it now.
Geoff Fox, Xmas Day, 2019, Terra Nullius