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God’s love had come down…

"The little stable at Bethlehem was the place where the love of God broke through to humankind. The wise men out of the East followed the star and discovered the place of breaking in, where the mystery of love lay in the helplessness of a human baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes in the feeding trough [...]

2016-10-18T18:47:19+00:00December 28th, 2014|

Signs Over The Manager

"The coming of the deliverer among people who groan under their need in loneliness and death must truly be a source of abundant joy. One is born who brings us the greatest thing of all: fellowship with the living God! Here is One who through his life and death brings God to all those who [...]

2014-12-25T00:07:31+00:00December 25th, 2014|

We always have to struggle…

"We are called to prove in our own lives that Christ is born, that God is with us. But we are constantly in danger of going about our business without Christ. We keep to our old ways of life and do not allow God to enter our daily affairs.…We will always have to struggle to [...]

2014-12-22T06:17:38+00:00December 22nd, 2014|

It Is Not By Chance

"Jesus was born in a stable, a real stable, not the bright, airy portico which Christian painters have created for the Son of David, as if ashamed that their God should have lain down in poverty and dirt. A real stable is the house, the prison of the animals who work for man. The poor, [...]

2016-10-18T18:47:20+00:00December 20th, 2014|

It Is Enough

"Jesus observed, “Without me you can do nothing.” Yet we act, for the most part, as though without us God can do nothing.…“Oh, but nothing will get done,” you say. “If I don’t do it, Christmas won’t happen.” And we crowd out Christ with our fretful fears. God asks us to give away everything of [...]

2014-12-13T18:27:08+00:00December 13th, 2014|

Advent Hope

"Advent hope is a certainty of faith that shows itself in action through mutual responsibility for the whole of life. The church of Christ is the fellowship of this hope. It believes so unreservedly that it is convinced that the divine must conquer the demonic, that love must conquer hate, that the all-embracing must conquer [...]

2014-11-27T18:38:48+00:00November 27th, 2014|

Jesus Demands Repentance

"When Jesus demands repentance, it is not that he wants to take something from us, to rob us, to make us poorer. No, he rejoices in offering it to us as a gift, which he gives in his great love for our souls. He wants us to repent in order to enrich us, to give [...]

2014-11-14T07:22:14+00:00November 14th, 2014|

Something Very Mysterious…

"God created heaven, earth, and all the constellations of the universe. He also created something else, something very mysterious: the human spirit. God created this spirit and placed it in us because he wants to live in us. The Bible says that he does not live in temples built with hands – we ourselves should [...]

2014-11-06T06:18:39+00:00November 6th, 2014|

Gratitude…

"Gratitude is not a simple emotion or an obvious attitude. It is a difficult discipline to constantly reclaim my whole past as the concrete way in which God has led me to this moment and is sending me into the future. It is hard precisely because it challenges me to face the painful moments – [...]

2014-10-30T01:05:20+00:00October 30th, 2014|

Formerly…

"We who ourselves used to have pleasure in impure things now cling to chastity alone. We who dabbled in the arts of magic now consecrate ourselves to the good and unbegotten God. We who formerly treasured money and possessions more than anything else now hand over everything we have to a treasury for all and [...]

2016-10-26T22:49:08+00:00October 27th, 2014|