Posts Tagged ‘Incarnation’

How was your Christmas?

Thursday, February 8th, 2024

In a December reflection, I mentioned of my plan to ignore the rush of Christmas. I was going to sit in the stable in silence and prayer with the holy child. It was going to be a personal retreat. But it didn’t happen. There were too many wise men and women, too many shepherds. The Read more

The evangelical pope: preaching and living an incarnated faith

Monday, March 27th, 2023

The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Annunciation each year on March 25. The date was chosen from the very beginning for two reasons: it falls nine months before we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and it conforms to an ancient belief that God became incarnate during the spring equinox. However, our liturgical texts Read more

Breath of God

Monday, February 10th, 2020

No more New Year resolutions for me! The failure rate is too high. The only resolution I kept, was giving up smoking in 1976, and that was more about health than the dare. These days, I’m aware that our measurements of time are our way of managing incarnation on earth. We place a grid over Read more

What if Jesus played basketball… or rugby?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Would Jesus have been the world’s all-time best Basketball player? Or, come to that would he have been the greatest ever All Black? Did he have to learn his craft of carpentry? Did he have to learn table manners? There are all kinds of questions one can ask about the way Jesus’ divine and human Read more

Astounding Grace

Friday, February 10th, 2017

A new year tends to be a time of reflection. We’ve just celebrated another birthing of Christ Jesus in our lives and our faith is touched by a freshness, a feeling that we are at home with the Holy Family. The months ahead promise growth. The year will also deliver hard work. Living in this Read more

Exercising our religious imagination this Christmas

Friday, December 18th, 2015

The Nativity scene is what comes to mind for many of us when we think about Christmas. There is the manger with Mary kneeling by the infant Jesus with Joseph by her side. Often there are shepherds and a few sheep as well as some angels hovering in the sky. When St. Francis of Assisi Read more