Receiving the Gift

Thursday, December 10th, 2015 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Christmas, which will be here in a couple of weeks, is not only about giving gifts; it is also about receiving them. We’ve probably all heard that it is more blessed to give than to receive. St. Paul attributes these ...

How Long Does Christmas Last?

Thursday, January 15th, 2015 Posted in writing | 1 Comment »

For some Americans, the answer is simple: it lasts about a day, from the closing of the malls on Christmas Eve until the sales begin on December 26. But in the Christian liturgy, the season lasts from Christmas Eve to ...

And Best of All

Sunday, January 4th, 2015 Posted in writing | No Comments »

After the Advent waiting, Christmas finally arrived and we heard “the glad tidings of great joy to all the people” that Jesus had come. But that’s not the whole story. A significant part of the good news is that he ...

Post-Christmas Pondering

Sunday, December 30th, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The marks of Christmas are fading. Carols at the mall give way to more popular music, and Sale signs in display windows signal that the celebration of Christmas is clearly past. But now perhaps we can enjoy a time of pondering ...

Gifts

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Christmas is about gifts, those we give and those we receive. During this Christmas season, let's take some time to look at all the gifts that surround us --- gifts big and small that have blessed us in the past ...