Assimilated Icons

There’s a balsam fir tree, a wreath for the door, and pine needle garlands for the fence–all from earlier, non-Christian sources.  But they’ve been assimilated.  The author of life does not object to the Christians adopting neutral icons for their purposes.  The end is worthy.

What about our ways?  Are we adapting to our new-found heavenly riches?  A promise of eternal life?  The happiness of the blessed?  How do you pay for that?

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