Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas' bloody aftermath

Going by the Western liturgical calendar, after Christmas day we have a bunch of martyrs: Dec 26, St Stephen who died by stoning, Dec 28 The Holy Innocents killed by Herod's men, Dec 29 Thomas a Becket, killed by Henry II's men (a strange foreshadowing of Thomas More killed by Henry VIII's men). And in the old calendar, the Octave Day, January 1st, marked Jesus' own "first-blood", his circumcision.

Good will toward men indeed.

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