As my family prepares for Christmas I think of the many people with whom I have been able to be in contact through Bacon from Acorns: old friends and new friends, and people I haven’t met in the flesh. It is a blessing and an honor for me to be in contact with you, even if but here on the web.
I sincerely hope that this will be a season in which you will be surprised by joy—akin to the simple joy I had the first time I tasted the bacon of my acorn-fattened pigs. It was a small window for me into a big truth: that the world is like a household, where things have been carefully arranged by a Father who is always thinking of his children.
On Christmas Eve Ethika Politika will post a short reflection of mine on how Aristotle can give us the key to understanding Christmas. I will send out that link tomorrow. Please have a Merry Christmas.
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Husband, father, and professor of Philosophy. Bacon from Acorns springs from one conviction: there is an ancient wisdom about how to live the good life in our homes, with our families; and it is worth our time to hearken to it. Let’s rediscover it together. Learn more.