As a dad of two daughters, I have a lot of feelings about today’s feast day for Mary and Martha of Bethany.
I know that it is the season of Advent, but Christmas is on my heart and mind. It’s hard to avoid, since, in the words of fictional rock-n-roll legend Billy Mack, “Christmas is all around.” Christmas is on tv, in stores, in our email boxes, and of course, we’re inundated with holiday musical classics.
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I was married on January 14th of this year. Lent arrived not long after.
Pain, time, and distance have created a wedge that may never be overcome. What does that mean for my ministry of reconciliation?
Human beings break their promises. But God doesn’t break promises to us.
This will be the first Christmas in my life I did not spend with my daughter.
We want to give our children the world! So often what we end up giving them is continued complicity in the world’s model of desire and scarcity. Our faith teaches something better.