The city of Springfield (Massachusetts) held it’s annual menorah-lighting ceremony to mark the first day of Hanukkah this past Tuesday. Among the 150 attendees was Springfield City Councilor Bud Williams.
While Williams is a Baptist, he decided to offer his own reflections on the Jewish holiday:
Jesus is the reason for the season.
Now, you might think this was bizarrely out of place at a celebration for the Jewish Festival of Lights. And you’d be right.