Beto spent Christmas in the mountains of northern Mexico with the Tarahumara tribe. As they celebrated Jesus’ birth, he found Christ alive in their warm hospitality and dependence on each other.
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When we feel overwhelmed or insignificant, we might ask, “Does God see me?” Through the Incarnation and the Nativity, God gives us an answer.
Kicked out of his usual classroom, Patrick Hyland, SJ remembered his summers mowing lawns. The memories offered an unexpected spiritual encouragement.
Enjoy this short story about a space cowboy who discovers a family and a home on a far distant planet.
The liturgical calendar invites us to order our lives around a cycle of stories. The same words return to collide with us in new ways. Like returning to a childhood bedroom in adulthood, memories pile up and dialogue.
Preparing for Christmas, Timothy reflects that “this is Emmanuel. God WITH us. He is not merely physically located with us in the same space and time, but He is hungry with us.”
The idea of billions of sentient creatures slaughtered to satisfy our gastronomic wants around the holidays should give us pause. There are no good reasons for eating animal products as part of holiday traditions.
It’s December 26th. The day after Christmas. And, weirdly, while we celebrated a birth yesterday, we remember a death today.