Learning to Live… Through Jesus, Our Neighbours and Each Other

Posts from December 2018

A CHRISTMAS STORY

‘Military misson became a mission of mercy that saved 14,000 lives.’ In 1950, Leonard LaRue was the captain of a small freighter, the SS Meredith, that had been pressed into service to aid the U.S. military efforts in Korea. LaRue set sail from Norfolk, Virginia under orders to pass through the Panama Canal and across…

ADVENT -THE WILD HOPE

TO LOOK AT THE last great self-portraits of Rembrandt or to read Pascal or hear Bach’s B-minor Mass is to know beyond the need for further evidence that if God is anywhere, he is with them, as he is also with the man behind the meat counter, the woman who scrubs floors at Roosevelt Memorial,…

A VISIT WE REMEMBER

IT WAS THOUSANDS of years ago and thousands of miles away, but it is a visit that for all our madness and cynicism and indifference and despair we have never quite forgotten. The oxen in their stalls. The smell of hay. The shepherds standing around. That child and that place are somehow the closest of…

ADVENT CREDO

Advent Credo It is not true that creation and the human family are doomed to destruction and loss— This is true: For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life; It is not true that we must accept inhumanity…