The farther we stray from our holy center, the less peace we know and the less peaceful we become.
The birth of the Christ-child is a much deeper mystery than what is embodied in most of our Christmas preparations...
Original Love God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Romans 5:5b The essence of Emmanuel is love, and love manifests in relationships. Through the birth of Jesus, God chose to be in relationship, physically, with the people of the time. Today, God chooses to be … Continue reading Original Love
An Allegorical Christmas, Part 3 The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6 “Big things come in small packages,” we sometimes say. Regarding the Christmas season, we are often referring … Continue reading An Allegorical Christmas, Part 3
An Allegorical Christmas, Part 2 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 1:3b-5 First, I must confess an error in last week’s Life Note. I referred to the Immaculate Conception … Continue reading An Allegorical Christmas, Part 2
An Allegorical Christmas, Part 1 He replied, “What is impossible for mortals is possible for God.” Luke 18:27 There are those who shun the biblical telling of the Christmas story because it is too difficult to believe factually. From the impregnating of Mary by the Holy Spirit, to Joseph agreeing to marry his pregnant fiancé … Continue reading An Allegorical Christmas, Part 1
Broken Hearts are Roomier Then it was that, broken in spirit, he began to lose much of his arrogance and to come to his senses… 2 Maccabees 9:11a Don’t look now, but Christmas time is here. The season that is supposed to be about new birth, fresh starts, hope, peace, love, and joy too … Continue reading Broken Hearts are Roomier
The Morning of Christmas Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, God is with us. Matthew 1:23 ‘Twas the morning of Christmas, when Love came to earth, By way of a tiny and humble child’s birth; His parents had traveled so far from their … Continue reading The Morning of Christmas
Relentless Love Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and eat with you, and you with me. Revelation 3:20-21 “Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Doris.” “Doris who?” “Doris locked, that’s why I’m knocking!” Love is the theme for the 4nd week of … Continue reading Relentless Love
Glorious Joy Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8 The theme for the 3nd week … Continue reading Glorious Joy