We need those who can speak for humility, for selflessness and for the common good and to find ways to dismantle the barriers so many of us have helped erect.
We cannot know what the next 12 months will bring, but one truth is certain: If you’re reading these words, then 2021 has arrived and brought you with it.
“Her story speaks to us now as we look back at 2020, a year that delivered more than one crisis in succession. As we process the fear and the loss, may we follow Violet’s lead.”
The Star of Bethlehem inspires us to be stars, lights for others who might not see the way.
Am I a generous and spontaneous giver? Do I give freely and from my essence or do I overthink my giving?
“What’s the best Christmas prayer you have ever experienced?”
“The holly jolly is all the accoutrement of Christmas that has virtually nothing to do with the Christ Child’s arrival. It is all the stuff that, well, really ticked off the Grinch.”
“We might put this common, perplexing human problem under the heading of ‘addiction.’ Late psychiatrist and theologian Gerald May describes addiction as whatever we put in the place of God and worship in his stead.”