The Christmas Journey

“Christmas Traveling” Where are you heading this Christmas? When you consider that ancient travel involved walking or straining to stay atop a donkey or camel, you realize the First Christmas involved a lot of travel. So tonight, I wonder about our travels. Where are we headed this Christmas? What do you seek? Luke’s Gospel begins […]

Christmas Peace must flows from our hearts into our world

After cousin Eddie parks his RV in front of the Griswold home, a squirrel attacks grandma, cousin Eddie’s Rottweiler destroys the dining room, Aunt Edna’s cat bites into a string of lights, the Christmas tree burns up along with Uncle Lewis’ toupee, the Christmas bonus turns out to be a Jelly of The Month Club, and […]

Christmas Joy Comes In Worship

Christmas comes through worship. Luke’s Gospel opens with a priest worshipping in the Temple making the incense offering while the whole assembly prays. Mary will sing “my soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my savior” On that first Christmas Eve, worship comes not in the Temple but out in the fields, with […]