Tag Archives: Christmas

“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

Celebrating an Eternal Advent

Incarnation Celebrating an Eternal Advent Tuesday, December 24, 2019 In the first 1200 years of Christianity, the greatest feast was Easter with the high holy days of Holy Week leading up to the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. But in the 13th century, a new person entered the scene: Francis of Assisi felt we… Continue Reading Celebrating an Eternal Advent

All Things New

From the Bottom Up: Summary All Things New Monday, December 25, 2017 (Christmas) Yearning for a new way will not produce it. Only ending the old way can do that. You cannot hold onto the old, all the while declaring that you want something new. The old will defy the new; The old will deny… Continue Reading All Things New

The Continual Incarnation

On this Christmas day, all of us at the Center for Action and Contemplation pray you may know the deep love of God that surpasses understanding. The story of Jesus’ birth reveals what is too simple and profound for us to comprehend: God is with us, even in our pain. In this 8-minute video, I… Continue Reading The Continual Incarnation

The Divine Paradox

Twelve-Step Spirituality: Week 2 The Divine Paradox Friday, June 10, 2016 We’re many months away from Christmas, but I want to share with you Bill Wilson’s Christmas letter to A. A. members years ago: Greetings on Our 10th Christmas, 1944 Yes, it’s in the air! The spirit of Christmas once more warms this poor distraught… Continue Reading The Divine Paradox

The Face of the Other

Incarnation: Week 1 The Face of the Other Friday, January 15, 2016 It was probably St. Francis who first brought attention to the humanity of Jesus. Paintings of Jesus, prior to the life of St. Francis, largely emphasized Jesus’ divinity, as they still do in most Eastern icons. Francis is said to have created the first… Continue Reading The Face of the Other

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