Royal Baby Versus Holy Child

The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton-Windsor) is preggers, as they say across the pond.  After a week of violent nausea, Prince William finally drove his wife to the hospital, where she’s being treated for morning sickness.  Royal watchers say that morning sickness this extreme may be indication that the future queen of England is carrying twins.

It’s happy news, amidst so much gloom and doom, as America dangles from the fiscal cliff, having spent its grandchildren’s future wages and security.  Grouches and grinches harrumph that more important news is not being reported.  Give it a rest, guys; anyone who’s ever worked in an office, big or small, knows that babies always bring production to a grinding halt.

Babies and children are generally the delight of women and the despair of men.  At our band’s Christmas party, only one father was paying attention to what the children were doing and none of the mothers.  We’re in serious trouble, but we’re not at the Cuban Missile Crisis yet, although the clock is ticking.  In October of 1962, my parents weren’t just worried about our financial future; they were worried that we would not live to see Halloween, much less graduate from college, marry and have children and homes of our own.

Kate and Wills’ children have nothing to worry about.  The rest of us do.  Sensible people, however, don’t really mind this bit of good cheer.  Although we’re Americans and don’t believe in royalty, they do bring a splash of fun to an otherwise dreary world.

What is upsetting is that while the Royal Baby is making headlines, the infant Jesus has been stuffed into a closet at the Cottondale Elementary School in Florida.  Heretofore, the Nativity scene had been part of the school’s lawn display.

This year a representative from the federal Department of Education stopped by to have a chat with Principal Brenda Jones and lecture here about the separation of church and state (which does not exist).

According to, “The Department of education came in and talked to us about the legalities of religion in the school systems,” Principal Jones told television station WJHG, “and the separation of the two.”

Jesus was sent to the closet and Frosty the Snowman was sent out to replace him.  Principal Jones felt the switch would be fairer to everyone.  All in the name of diversity and tolerance.  If the school system really wanted to be “tolerant,” Jesus would be out there, for all the world to see.  Jesus taught tolerance.

“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”  Matthew 7:12

Frosty the Snowman is a fine fellow, with his stovetop hat and button nose.  But he’ll melt by March.  We welcome the future king(s) and/or queen(s).  Long live the King(s) and/or Queen(s).  Queen Elizabeth II comes from a long-lived line.  Although her father died young, her mother lived to 104.  Some wonder whether Prince Charles himself will live to sit on the throne.  Whether they live long and prosper or die young as King George VI did, they will die because they’re mortal.

Jesus lives.  His believers know that, at least.  He was born, died on a cross at the hands of non-believers who scorned His followers’ claims of His being the Messiah, God come to live among his subjects to give them hope of an eternal life beyond death.  Many have sought the fountain of youth and elixirs of life, in vain.  What would you do to live forever?  Not in this decaying vessel of flesh and blood, but in the spirit?  All that is required is that you follow God’s 10 laws.

We are weak, though, and God knows it.  He’s known it since He created Adam and Eve.  They disobeyed Him, seeking a useless knowledge, thinking they could judge well enough between good and evil.  They thought there were two sides to the question.

My mother used to train bus drivers.  One driver was fearful of the other side of the road, so much so that she nearly drove into the ditch.

“Do you see that double yellow line?” Mom asked the novice.

“Yes,” she replied.

“Well, this is your side of the road.  It’s all yours.  No one can (or should) cross it.  You don’t have to yield to anyone.  You keep to your side of the road and they have to keep to theirs and that’s it.”

Christians do not have to yield their side of the road to anyone, either.  They don’t have to hide their Christianity or their beliefs.  They should not suffer Jesus to be stuffed into a closet by some regulation-quoting bureaucrat.  Jesus’ crown is made of a substance greater than gold.  He will not abandon us on a whim.  He certainly will not cavort in discos, He will not abdicate his throne, and He will not melt away.

Now that’s good news.




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