“Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”
And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”
Behold! The Three Wise Men; Matthews the Tingler, Fwank the Dicksucker, and Reed the Destroyer, awoke from their slumber and saw a Star standing still over D.C., and cried out in a loud voice; “The Saviour has come!!”
“True, but maybe it would be good if we ‘saved’ each other as well. Isn’t that what HE wanted? “Love one another as I have loved you””
There is nary a religious bone in my curmudgeonly carcass so I can’t say what HE wanted. I consider it a success if I don’t hate most people I meet. As far as saving each other, people must demonstrate more than superficial a desire to be saved (helped) before I get involved.
No Boomer here. Considering that Christmas is a religious (I’m not) holiday that has been co-opted and perverted by rabid, unthinking, debt fueled, commercial consumerism, I see no validity in being labeled cynical. It’s as close to sanity as anything you’ll ever see.
I tend to call it Positive Pessimism rather than cynicism. My theory is to expect the absolute worst of every situation and if the worst does not come to pass, it’s a good day! I have lots of good days! As a matter of fact, I can’t even recall the last bad day I had.