How to recognize Jesus: Listen to whatever clues you’re given. For instance, angels told the shepherds to look in a certain town and a certain kind of place. They even mentioned swaddling clothes. So . . . it helps to listen to what others have said about Jesus—from the accounts in the New Testament Gospels [...]
How do we prepare our hearts for you, Jesus? Or do we understand our need to prepare? Are we more likely to hurry around once you’re here, trying to focus on this guest we weren’t expecting? Will we be ready when you appear there in the manger? Or will our hearts and minds be so [...]
Part 1: Food and Decorations Usually, by Halloween we are accosted in the grocery check-out lane by magazines that present all kinds of ideas for Christmas cooking and decorating. Some publications present that company’s perfect holiday dinner—complete with table settings, menu, and recipes. But we have to balance these “plans” with family tradition, the tastes [...]
Today, think of Jesus as an infant, as a child learning, as a child with life’s window opening up before him. Watch the video below for the complete reflection on Jesus the child. This post is a part of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure, Week 4.
It’s easy to distance ourselves from the birth of Jesus. After all, it happened more than 2,000 years ago, and it happened in a place quite different from where most of us—the Days of Deepening Friendship community—live. A few of us have seen the Holy Land and understand a bit more about the landscape and [...]