The child, helpless in an animal trough, bringing to fruition all that has been possible yet hidden since Adam and Eve turned away from God and buried promise under pride and deception and arrogance and confusion.
So they find what they’re looking for in a very ordinary scene, where a young girl and her love usher new life into a fearful, broken, dangerous world, and in so doing create the space for hope, wonder, meaning, and promise to take root and grow.
I often talk with people who feel like they are almost never really connected with God. Sometimes they can hook in at church, but the moment they head back into work, family, and recreation the signal seems to evaporate.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the… Read More ›
A few posts back we discussed the “Meaning of the Nativity” (Day 17). But today – the Fourth Sunday in Advent – I can’t help but return to the powerful image, and wonder at how the simple – very human – drama of the… Read More ›
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be… Read More ›