We didn't put up our Christmas Tree last year. Nobody was in a mood too after Trump got elected US president. That mood has lasted a whole year and there is no tree this year too. This morning I came across Philip Yancey's article and decided to make this post.
He went on to describe what the environment was like when Jesus was born.
Yet it occurs to me that a spirit of fear and division hung over first-century Palestine as well. In those days Israel was ruled by an oppressive regime, typified by Herod’s massacre of the innocents. Common practices in the Roman empire gave moral offense to people of faith: mothers abandoned a fourth of all babies to die of exposure or wild animals,....
Well we never despair we just persevere until things get better. Being in SG, there is not much we can do except resist and wear out the opposition because taken over long enough time, history is not on their side.