Faith simply does not come into play until we put belief into action.
the story of faith is seldom told in test-tube conditions. But we must tell it all the same. We have to be ready.
Christmas simply does not work on tradition or nostalgia alone. The joy comes from Jesus, and so does the love.
we are God’s children, and God wants to saturate who we are with the Jesus quality of love, and light, and promise, and peace.
Life remains a study in contradictions. Life is good, it is difficult, it is hard, it is rewarding, it is challenging, it is inspiring, it is defeating, it is wonderful, it is frustrating, it is satisfying… it is all of these things and often at the same time.
if it wasn’t this difficult, this rich, this challenging, this meaningful, this important… then it wouldn’t be God I was contemplating.
Maybe it really is true that the younger children are, the closer they are to remembering – that they have a history with God (that we all have a history), a story we easily forget in this terrestrial plane, and that so much of faith is really about remembering…