Category Archives: Being

Baptism of Jesus: Third “Aha!” of the Season

(From Casey and Corey Wright, via San Diego Union Tribune, used w/o permission.) As an American, my Christmas season starts on the fourth Thursday in November. That’s when the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade arrives at Macy’s Herald Square in New … Continue reading

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Epiphany, the Magi and Me: The Big Aha!

(From James Tissot, via Wikidata, used w/o permission.) (James Tissot’s “Journey of the Magi.” (1890s)) “We Three Kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts we traverse afar. Field and fountain, Moor and mountain, Following yonder Star….” (“We Three Kings,” John Henry … Continue reading

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Jesus, Human on His Mother’s Side: the Incarnation

(From James Tissot; via European Art Collection, Wikimedia Commons; used w/o permission.) (“Adoration of the Shepherds,” James Tissot. (ca. 1890)) We’re celebrating the birth of Jesus this weekend. Saturday night’s Gospel reading starts with “…a decree went out from Caesar … Continue reading

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Advent 2021: Another Year of Our Long Watch

It’s that time of year. Daily reminders of how many shopping days remain before Christmas fill some with dread, others with relief. Folks enjoy, endure or try to ignore another season of “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Baby” and “Frosty the Snowman.” … Continue reading

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