Theme : Christmas

LOVE BENDS LOW | December 26th, 2016

During the Christmas season, we are invited to contemplate the great mystery of the Incarnation – God coming to us in the form of a tiny child, born to poor parents who could not find shelter and safety for the young mother who was about to give birth. Jesus was born into a world that was not very different from our world today. The Jews were under the occupation of the Romans. It was a world torn apart by war, violence, oppression, division and hatred. In becoming incarnate, our God experienced cold, hunger, fear, suffering, persecution and even finally, a cruel death at the hands of an oppressive, occupying force. The …

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DEEP INCARNATION | December 20th, 2015

We have come to the end of another year. How quickly time passes! Life seems to be rushing by at an increasingly rapid pace. There seems to be little time for pausing to reflect and savour the now before we are rushed on to the next event. All too often this is what happens with Christmas. One of the greatest feasts of the Christian calendar gets lost in the avalanche of Christmas cards, shopping for presents, and exhausting rounds of Christmas celebrations where, invariably, we eat and drink too much. What if we took more time to reflect on what Christmas is really all about – the profound mystery of the …

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