Santa’s Rest

For Christmas two years ago, my son bought me a Norman Rockwell plate that features Santa slumped in a chair. Behind him, a calendar proclaims the date as December 26th. The agenda: Rest.


What does St. Nick do the day after delivering all those toys? Surely he deserves a Sabbath. I wonder how this Lycian bishop kicks back. Maybe a spicy Christmas ale and the Gospel of Luke (just a guess).


During the season, I enjoy singing carols as worship songs. I love to listen to Linus recite the Christmas story. And when it’s all over, I like to slump in a chair and settle myself for a long winter’s nap.