Tag Archives: Christmas

Peace: Optional

We’ll be hearing Luke 2:1–14 during the Christmas Mass During the Night. The first half leads with A-list VIPs. The second starts with folks at the other end of society’s ladder. I’ll be talking about VIPs, shepherds and status. Also … Continue reading

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Celebrating Ever Since

We hear quite a bit of Luke 2 during the Christmas Masses, including this: “Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. “The angel of the Lord appeared to … Continue reading

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Bah! Humbug?

‘Tis the season to kvetch about Christmas: because it’s too commercial, too religious, or whatever. I won’t do that. I’ll look at why we celebrate instead. Also Scrooge and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Besides, I think enjoying the holiday and … Continue reading

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Epiphany Sunday

Statues1 of Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar started near the clock in our living room. I took those pictures of them on Wednesday. Their trip to the nativity scene ended today, Epiphany Sunday. We read about “magi from the east” in … Continue reading

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