He gave this a few days back and I just caught up to it. No matter what you think of this man’s politics, there is no doubt that he sees Christmas as an opportunity to strengthen community, to reflect on how much of our history depended upon that shared community, and calls for all of us to lead with our humanity rather than our political teams. It is a quiet and powerful message.
“I sincerely hope this holiday season will drain the poison that has infected our politics and set us against one another,” the president said in a Christmas address Thursday. “As Americans, there’s so much more that unites us than divides us.”
A message that is apparently making the Fox Noise types upset because he said “son of God” rather than “Jesus”. It’s a real shame that these folk can’t drop their grievances long enough to hear someone really leaning in on his understanding of the New Testament’s major message. And you don’t have to be a practicing Christian (I’m not) to understand the call to community and treating each other well that is found there. Still, he is optimistic for us, and given how far we’ve come from the chaos of two years ago, I’m glad for this optimism and for this progress. This video is about 8 minutes long.