Tag Archive: Christmas

Jan 08 2014

On leaving the cradle.

We celebrated the feast of the Epiphany this Sunday. One of the most colorful tales in all the Gospels – really, a fairy tale, the most exciting Nativity narrative. Who doesn’t like a fairy tale? In the Gospel of Matthew, three magi – variously translated as kings and wise men from the Orient – come …

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Dec 10 2013

On indiscriminate care.

Every Advent, early in the season, my parish has a “wishing tree” standing in the back of the church. It’s a Christmas tree with little tags hanging on it, like ornaments, and each has the first name of a child, gender and age, and a wish that child wrote down for a Christmas present. These …

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Dec 29 2012

On letting go and holding on.

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” Henry Ellis Christmas has just happened, leaving behind the traditional American month-long mad dash for presents. Christmas has happened, but we are still counting its days, on our way to the Epiphany, to tell the story of the Magi …

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