So many of our conflicts today stem from a mistaken, deformed notion of love—one that departs sharply from what Jesus Himself taught long ago.
If you look close enough, the influence of that baby born in Bethlehem is all around us. I rejoice in how the life of Jesus continues to change our world today.
As we think of Jesus during the holidays, let us consider His filial relationship with the Father and what it means to be a family ruled by love and unity.
Emanating from that singular manger scene of Bethlehem is a message and witness and love that touches all times, all places, and all peoples.
So much anger. So much despair. So much fear. Could this Christmas be a time to clear the air of some of that in our own relationships, neighborhoods, and homes?
When we feel the “spirit” or “magic” of Christmas, what are we really feeling?
It’s hard for most of us to resist the sheer momentum of America’s consumerist Christmas. But once you’ve witnessed precious families just barely surviving—like Joseph and Mary of old—it’s impossible to celebrate Christmas the same way.
Believers talk a lot about seeking and following Christ, but do we want Him more than all the other many delicious offerings around us? Not always so much.
How can we foster kindness and softness in our own extended families and homes these holidays? Here are some thoughts.
Christianity’s darkest day gives surprising hope for all those with a “cross to bear.”
Many now believe that the more advanced your faith becomes, the less likely you are to embrace the literal realities of scripture. Jesus taught something far more exciting than that.
Our holidays are a reflection of who we are as a society. What do ours say about us?