In todayâ€™s Advent post, David Russell Mosley reflects on the figure of Father Christmas. Drawing on Tolkienâ€™s argument in On Fairy Stories, that fairy tales and mythical figures point beyond themselves to the truth of the Gospel, Mosley describes how he sees the Good News in Father Christmas. David will share more about Faerie and the Gospel in future Scholarâ€™s Compass posts.
Some of the pictures of Father Christmas in our world make him look only funny and jolly. But now that the children actually stood looking at him they didnâ€™t find it quite like that. He was so big, and so glad, and so real, that they all became quite still. They felt very glad, but also solemn.
Lewis, C. S. (2008-10-29). The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia (p. 107). HarperCollins. Kindle Edition.Â [Read more…] about Scholar’s Compass: Learning From Father Christmas