Christmas Message

Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 00:00

The sober joy of Christmas Though we are now exchanging our "Merry Christmas" greetings, and carols fill the air telling us "tis the season to be jolly," Christmas provides something far greater than merriment, joviality, or an easy joy. Christmas...

Monday, November 17, 2003 - 00:00

The piercing wail of a newborn child shatters the silence of the night, and the peace of God which passes all understanding is unleashed upon a broken world. May that same peace be born in us and show forth in our lives, giving hope to those...

Wednesday, January 8, 2003 - 19:00

January 9 , 2003 I write these words in the early days of December, as I look ahead to Christmas and the beginning of the new year. What we shall be, as scripture tells us, has yet to be revealed, and therefore in our unknowing our challenge is to...

Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 00:00

Jesus' birth is God's declaration that embodiment is the way of divine dealing with our disordered and darkened world. Through this divine act of incarnation, Jesus became an actor in the particular time and place in which he was born. And, his...

Sunday, November 25, 2001 - 00:00

December 24th, 2001 Christmas 2001 O God, your passionate Word to our warring and divided world is Jesus who, arms stretched upon a cross, breaks down all walls of division and hostility and holds all people and all creation in a fierce embrace of...

Saturday, December 25, 1999 - 00:00

We move along, through days and years, trying to be faithful. Yet, for all our prayers, our pondering of scripture and our participation in the sacraments and life of the church, in our hearts there is often a still small voice of accusation which...

Thursday, November 19, 1998 - 00:00

"Let the Son of God grow in you, for he is formed in you. Let him become very great-immense -- in you… and may he become to you a great smile and exaltation and perfect joy which no one can take from you." These words from a 12th century abbot,...