Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Change of Watch

At the end of a shift a nurse transfers the care of her patient to her incoming replacement. A sentry on guard at a military encampment maintains vigilant watch until he is relieved. Simeon is not just ending a shift, … Continue reading

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Why the Root of Jesse?

Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem to register, according to Luke 2, because he was of the line of David. Did he reflect on his ancestry as he did so? Why is it so important that the Messiah be identified … Continue reading

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Unto Us a Child Is Born

While the United States does not have royalty, across the spectrum we do tend to look to political figures as essential to providing what we need. That may be a political expression of a deeply human understanding that we need … Continue reading

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An Invitation to Nones

One afternoon last fall clouds parted long enough for the sun to suffuse the yellow-tinged-with-red maple leaves with a particularly rich glow. The picture I snapped doesn’t adequately reflect the radiance that soon vanished. Several times in October I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Is God Fixing This?

Last week, following the shootings in San Bernardino, a number of presidential candidates tweeted that their thoughts and prayers were with victims and their families. The New York Daily News placed images of some of those tweets around a huge … Continue reading

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