Keeping It Simple
I’ve been reading Harold Bloom’s illuminating commentary on Hamlet recently. Bloom argues convincingly that Hamlet constitutes a study in “murderous theatricality.” How much better to be unadorned and life-affirming in our presentation of the Good News? “My conversation and my preaching were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not be based on human wisdom but on the power of God.” (1Cor. 2:4, 5) This Christmas, keep the story simple. Speak it as Christ taught you: Straight from the heart.