Hat tip to Amy here:
A church is selling front row pews for Christmas services.
Ay-yi-yi…how often can some people just not get the point?
Look at the manger scene once in awhile. Perhaps one can take notice that Jesus was placed in the only thing available that would hold him–a trough that the filthy animals ate from. It has scratchy hay and he was wrapped in swaddling clothes. The Ritz Carlton it was not.
Yet in the Holy Land we can buy goods at the Ninth Station Botique. The place Jesus laid his head 2005 years ago is arrayed with gold today. Churches auction off front row seats to keep the riff-raff in their place and make money for their school–teaching the children that the one with the most gold is the most important.
Plain and simple–this is dopey!