A Birthday Card

Last night on NPR's All Things Considered, Father described the common occurrence this time of year. In recent years, there has been an evolution in Christmas cards. A few of our friends and family will send us a card with their picture on the front. They are often dressed up in green and red. Sometimes, they are posing for the camera while on a vacation. With this in mind, Father James Martin's essay, "More Virgin Mary, Less Vigin Islands" asks the question:

"Try a thought experiment. For your next birthday, how would you
feel about getting a birthday card with my photo on it? "Happy Birthday!
It's a photo of me!"

Read the essay yourself at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97854252

By the way, if this is a product of the liberal media elite, I think we could all use more of this....