Christmas is the Antidote to the Poisonous Policies of the Current Administration


In the midst of fear and despair, the Rev. Jim Wallis finds comfort and joy through living and trusting Christmas.

We see the dominant political party planning to cut programs for the poor to cut taxes for the rich — and we fear the devastation of the vulnerable and low-income families. We see our massive economic inequality growing, and virtually every policy decision by those currently in power sides with the rich over the hungry and poor, for the powerful over the lowly. We long for the turning of things upside down.

But Christmas says, Mary’s Song of Praise says, her Magnificat promises:

He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,

and lifted up the lowly;

he has filled the hungry with good things,

and sent the rich away empty. (Luke 1:46-55)