See the ongoing vigil at the Israeli separation barrier that threatens to cut off a West Bank Catholic community.
Three ways forward for Christian communities.
If all lives, black lives included, matter to Jesus, I want them to matter to me.
Rather than rushing into Christmas, take time to observe the season of Advent.
Advent gives us the opportunity to really understand our need for moments of separation.
This Advent, let us be an extension of the God who is “with us” to those facing adversity.
Advent is our time to long, to yearn, and to groan those guttural “groans that words cannot express.”
What Jesus wants us to do primarily, it seems, is to love those right in front of our noses. Including the one in the mirror.
“God isn’t a whiskered old man” she said. “He’s alive and can be experienced in things that move us to feel love or beauty. That’s why we use the arts as a form of prayer, and then try to share those prayers with other people.”
Maybe the story of Santa is an innocent, sweet fable we tell our children. Or maybe Santa, in his endless gluttony, is a reflection of us.