Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalms 98:1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18
A CBS correspondent has noted that America is “highly anniversarial.” Hardly a day goes by, he says, when he doesn’t see a Press Release or two, triumphantly announcing some anniversary or other. As a result, he says that people caught up in “this mad anniversary whirl possibly are suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Commemoration Complex.” And he gives us a tongue-in-cheek sampling of America’s “anniversary binge.”
Jell-O’s 100th anniversary
Reddi Whip’s 50th anniversary
The 30th anniversary of the Mercury Cougar, the Chevy Camero and the Pontiac Firebird
The 125th anniversary of Yellowstone (But, really, isn’t Yellowstone 60-million-years-old or more if it’s a day?)
The 43rd anniversary of the Whiffle Ball
Toyota’s “40 years of sales in America”
“Are all these national commemorations absolutely necessary or appropriate?” the CBS reporter wants to know. “There is the danger that legitimate anniversary celebrations may become devalued by this torrent of lesser ones,” he says. To which we might add, “There is always the danger that this most legitimate of…
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