our calling card as his followers must be radical love.
Christmas simply does not work on tradition or nostalgia alone. The joy comes from Jesus, and so does the love.
a liberating thread of thoughtfulness in a society where were are so quick to judge one another without regard to heart
If you have any doubts about this world, own any cynicism regarding the future, or carry any fear as to what’s next… then hang around some of the young people from our church…
The love spills over. That’s really what made me tear up so often over the weekend. Not so much the pain as the love. Love that is rich, and authentic, and love that points to such overwhelming truth. It wouldn’t hurt so much if it wasn’t so real.
The British celebration of “Boxing Day” (a.k.a. December 26) has a number of stories/explanations attached. But I’ll keep it simple and say that – essentially – the tradition stems from the practice of “boxing” up leftovers and sharing them with the less fortunate.
Jesus did not give everything so we might experience political freedom, but so we would be able to enter into the ultimate love relationship(with God) without fear.
What got my attention Thursday evening was the pure beauty of so many (very young) children massed together and singing songs about God’s love.