Tag: God is love

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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From Whom Has Our Wellbeing Come?

Dear Friends, The words of next Sunday’s gospel will seem disconnected from our own experience of life. Despite ourselves, we are already responding to prospects of Christmas, warm fires on dark nights, Christmas gift lists, and good food. Meanwhile, Jesus predicts the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. What is all his talk of “wars […]

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