Tag: Christ

Coming Up With Different Answers

Dear Friends, I remember my eldest son’s history teacher explaining to the parents at orientation that if she said something was a certain way then it was the truth, even if she was wrong. She later proved the veracity of her statement when my son had the audacity to write the correct definition of evolution […]

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Traveling Light, Creating “Holy Space”

Dear Friends, This coming Sunday, we remember the travelers who visited the infant Jesus at his birth. They came bearing gifts – gold, frankincense and myrrh – and came from a far place following a distant star. They came seeking power and expected a king. They arrived at the door of the stable and discovered […]

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Be Truth, Be Love, Be Mercy and Justice

Dear Friends, In the pause after the mystery of Christmas Day, we pay little attention to the feast days that follow immediately after: that of St. Stephen the martyr (depicted above), the first to die for our faith; that of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist and the author of the great fourth gospel; and finally, […]

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“God Becomes a Helpless Child”

Dear Friends, In the church in which I grew up, I recall being fascinated by the church crèche. We didn’t have any kind of nativity scene at my home, so this immense crèche, dragged out from storage each year, was very impressive. Many years before, some faithful Christian had made a thatched stable to house […]

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Congratulations, Father Erasto!

This past Friday, Father Erasto graduated from his 3-year course of study at St. John’s with his bachelor’s degree in theology. We are grateful for his hard work and his faithfulness to the Mwitikira village. Congrats, Fr. Erasto!!

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