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Tag Archives: Christmas

Christmas Presence: Weekly Summary

What Christmas tells us is that reality at its deepest foundation is good. The divine is hidden in the human. Continue Reading Christmas Presence: Weekly Summary

Only One Message

There’s really only one message: there is no separation between God and creation. Continue Reading Only One Message

A Sign of God’s Love

God has come. God is there in the world. And therefore everything is different from what we imagine it to be. Continue Reading A Sign of God’s Love

Hope for Our Humanity

We are asked to be attentive, and keep vigil for the light of Christ. Continue Reading Hope for Our Humanity

The Birth of Christ in Us Is What Matters

Every Christian is, as it were, part of the dust-laden air which shall radiate the glowing Epiphany of God. Continue Reading The Birth of Christ in Us Is What Matters

The Poverty of Christmas

There’s really nothing necessarily pretty about the first Christmas. Continue Reading The Poverty of Christmas

What Are We Waiting For?

We’re forever welcoming the Universal Christ that is forever being born in the human soul and into history. Continue Reading What Are We Waiting For?

The Symbols of Christmas

Incarnation The Symbols of Christmas Thursday, December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve People often use the word “magical” to describe their Christmas memories from childhood. I hope that was your experience. I have to confess that I am fortunate enough to have some rather “mystical” Christmas memories, too. Two of my earliest God-experiences took place around… Continue Reading The Symbols of Christmas

Birth Is Just the Beginning

Incarnation Birth Is Just the Beginning Sunday, December 20, 2020 We must move beyond a merely sentimental understanding of Christmas as “waiting for the baby Jesus” to an adult and communal appreciation of the message of the incarnation of God in Christ. We Franciscans have always believed that the incarnation was already the redemption, because in… Continue Reading Birth Is Just the Beginning

“Mothering” God

Incarnation “Mothering” God Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Christmas, Feast of the Incarnation Here, in time, we are celebrating the eternal birth which God the Father bore and bears unceasingly in eternity, because this same birth is now born in time, in human nature. St. Augustine says, “What does it avail me that this birth is… Continue Reading “Mothering” God

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