Day: December 23, 2013

To be young and homeless

A sobering thought to reflect on as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus: an estimated 1.6 million young people are homeless in the United States. At She the People, a blog on The Washington Post website, Bernardine Watson writes:

Christian humility

E. J. Dionne has written perhaps the most insightful column I have read on recent controversies about the interpretation of the Bible. His view on whether religious principles can be used to inform our opinions on vexing political issues:

Without Shame or Fear

Monday, December 23, 2013 — Week of Advent 4, Year Two [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 61, 62 (morning) // 112, 115 (evening) Zephaniah 3:14-20 Titus 1:1-16 Luke 1:1-25 Yesterday was the last Sunday of Advent, […]

Christmas is Easter

by Sara Miles I used to really love Christmas as a kid, and couldn’t understand how anyone could possibly be surly about it: sparkly stuff everywhere, shiny presents, fabulous blinking lights, way too much sugar, that bright turpentine smell of pine trees, even—at least where I grew up–– real snow. In my twenties, I realized, […]