December 15, 2013

Polar Opposites

“Opposites attract,” they say.  Whoever-they-are also say, with political incorrectness, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.”  A first century idiom maker, Lucretius, first coined it.  In 2006 rockster Van Morrison wrote, sang and released “Pay the Devil” which contains our idiom-of-the-day.

Skiers and snowboarders clash with most motorists when it comes to praying for a white Christmas.  One person’s downhill dreams are another’s dreaded dangers.

You’d find it hard to name a twosome more opposite than God and man (or woman).  One holy, the other helpless.  If that Baby in the nativity scene had not gone to Golgatha for you and me, we’d all be buried alive, but not under a snowbank.

“The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.”  And since our God makes it so, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

As Mr. Rogers might have put it, “Can you say Merry CHRISTmas?”