15
Feb
05

so long year of the monkey

more reflections on the chinese new year ::.
what a contrast between the material and prosperity focus of the chinese new year and the simplifying call of lent. as chinese-american christians we are creatures of deep conflict. it is a joy however to give out those red envelopes. it is a symbol of the transition in our lives. i am no longer a child. i’ve received my blessings and will continue to receive them but it is time to bless the generations ahead. this is the beginnings of the internal wrestling over what chinese traditions do i keep alive and how to do them well. it is good to have traditions.

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