Lighting the Tree - the importance of ritual

Final Preparations
Friday night was Biola's christmas tree lighting. While I have only attended once (being a bus commuter who lives a bit too far), I always note the weekend when the tree in front of Crowell is transformed.

Lights Shining on Monday Morning
Today at a luncheon, a long time faculty person noted the significance of this event for the spiritual health of the school. I would add community, as many come from the neighborhood.

For us it is the beginning of celebrating incarnation. It is a ritual worth repeating.

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