Beneath life’s instability we find a steady God who is our foundation.
The darkness of Winter Solstice reminds us that we’ll soon be met with reassuring light.
Perhaps our need for the Saviour is no different than the need 2,000 years ago. It’s a messy world.
God does not wait until we’re ready. God emerges in the midst of our busy lives.
Why are we uncomfortable with vulnerability and gentleness when God’s encounter with us often happens in those moments of meekness and softness?
Jesus entered this world in poverty. Imagine the mercy of God breaking into the grittiness of 21st century poverty.
God’s incarnation makes sacred our very decisions and even the process of discernment. Every decision we make becomes an incarnation, a little Christmas through which God enters the world.
People had to discern John the Baptist’s message. Was he the messiah? What were the signs they saw? Discernment includes many signs, consolation and desolation, and movements from the spirits that prepare the way to a choice.
The hope of Emmanuel appears in the stories of our lives.