Each December, it thrills my heart to see the annual display of a Christmas tree in our magnificent state capitol rotunda, set for official lighting (and live simulcast to troops overseas this year) on Dec. 12th. And wow! Imagine our surprise that the traditional handcrafted ornaments include designs with crosses, that’s right, crosses! We can still remember the controversy a few years back that was stirred up by the anti-Christmas killjoys over cross ornaments under the cry of “separation of church and state.” Here’s to religious liberty in the commonwealth founded by William Penn! HANDCRAFTED ORNAMENTS DONATED FOR CAPITOL CHRISTMAS TREE BY SENIOR CENTERS
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
– Isaiah 6:9