I wanted to write a joyful post on this Feast of Christmas, but my heart isn’t there yet. It is as though Advent wasn’t quite long enough. I needed more time. I’m not ready for Christmas. So, I offer this short Christmas reflection with those who, like me, […]
Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany, most famously celebrated on January 6. This Sunday’s Gospel story recounts the journey of the magi. Encouraged by Herod, the magi continued to follow the strange star int the sky. It leads them to the infant Jesus, there in […]
By: Marjorie Corbman How do you celebrate Christmas when hope feels impossible? At the end of a year filled with fear and increasing violence, it can seem difficult to look forward to 2017 with enthusiasm. For many among marginalized groups in the United States in particular, this year […]
He was scandalously conceived outside of a proper marriage, born outside of his society’s attention, and immediately a refugee outside his homeland as he fled brutal political power. He brought contempt and rejection upon himself for the company he kept and for daring to assert that God is […]
The feast of the Lord’s Baptism has much to say to the culture of indifference that allows the destruction of people and planet. The Lord’s baptism invites us to develop an incarnational spirituality throughout our lives.
The Christmas season offers Christians a very different model of greatness than the one that is assumed in presidential debates and campaign ads. What model do we choose?
Christmas is a strange holiday and tradition within Christianity. Its immense popularity speaks to its power, of course, but why? Why has Christmas practically surpassed Easter in the eyes of contemporary Christian culture? How has a celebration that only came about a few hundred years after Christ come to […]
And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. When Everett Patterson’s […]
While being interviewed by Krista Tippett for the On Being podcast, actor and activist Martin Sheen shared his favorite passage from Trappist monk and author Thomas Merton… words that I’ve not been able to get out of my head since I first listened. I share them with […]
10. By buying bagels and oatmeal from Starbucks and giving it to the hungry 9. By getting coffee and tea for the thirsty at the homeless shelter 8. By giving blankets, hats, gloves, jackets, and (especially) clean socks to the homeless who suffer from colder temperatures 7. By […]