The occasion for this question today is its appearance this week in a sermon at Eucharist by Kevin Makins. I’ve thought about this before, as has Joan Osborne, but now it’s time to put it out there. In answer to the query “If you were to represent God as a human, what would he look like?”, the New Testament posits a baby in a stable, and in so doing bravely breaks the second commandment’s prohibition on image making. God, by becoming human, has transcended (his own) rules.
Idols, though, remain repulsive to me, and so I aim to keep delicately dismantling them.
But for the record, our Christmas lights look good on the mantle. I expect they won’t be dismantled until mid-January.