The photo in this post is of St. George's Parish Church in St. Kitts. I like to imagine how a Christmas Eve candlelight service would look there. It's a beautiful church with quite a history, but what I like most about it is the crucifix.
Contemporary churches often choose to have no crosses at all because of the notion they symbolize a big downer. But then it is all too easy to lose sight of why you're in church to begin with.
Having a cross, or better, a crucifix, is a reminder of the enormity of the gift God gave to all humankind, and that gift is one truly worthy of celebrating every year.
Well, I'm eager to go try a Gurkha cigar I picked up earlier in the week, an Evil. That’s a bit of an odd contrast--an Evil cigar on Christmas Eve. ;)