Life Notes—December 30, 2010 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 Advent is over and the baby has been born. So what now? Perhaps we begin with a reassessment of what Advent is really about. Sure, it is a time of preparation, a time to prepare … Continue reading Baby Steps
Life Notes—December 23, 2010 “The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great…’” Luke 1:31-32a The past four weeks I have focused on the four … Continue reading Immaculate Perception
Life Notes—December 16, 2010 “All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” John 1:3-5 The first … Continue reading An Inclusive Love
Life Notes—December 9, 2010 When they saw this, they made known what had been told them about this child; and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds told them. Luke 2:17-18 Happy Holidays! Merry Christmas! We want those we love to be happy at Christmas, and there’s nothing wrong with wanting happiness, … Continue reading The Roots of Joy
Life Notes—December 2, 2010 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” Luke 2:13-14 One of the traditional images of Christmas is that of Peace. We sing, “Sleep in heavenly … Continue reading Peace on Earth?