The Need To Recover Celebration

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

People of Western culture have largely lost their ability to celebrate. Festivity and celebration link people to their heritage and place in the cosmos while supplying meaning and validity to life.

Mankind, by its very nature, not only works and thinks, but sings, dances, prays, tells stories, and celebrates. We are homo festivus. Notice the universal character of festivity in human life. No culture is without it. African pygmies and Australian primitives frolic in honor of the equinox....


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