I can’t help but notice that many of my Christian friends regard the Winter Solstice with suspicion. I feel this distrust is unwarranted. I am Christian, and I celebrate Winter Solstice, not as a pagan holiday or as some kind of secular anti-Christmas, but as a day to appreciate the wonders of nature. To me, the Winter Solstice is merely a blaze on the trail, a milepost on our journey round the sun. When I observe the Winter Solstice, it is as a celebrant of the Keeper of the moon and the stars, the Maker of days and seasons.
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