Hear, See and Go

For the shepherds outside of Bethlehem, the night of that first Christmas was just like any other night.  All the sheep had been gathered in and there was nothing left to do except to keep watch, talk with one another, and stay stay close to the campfire, keeping warm.  That night, however, their quiet routine was … More Hear, See and Go

Ponder These Things

The scriptures say: “But Mary treasured these words…and pondered them in her heart.” When I hear this familiar part of our Christmas story…an image comes to my mind.  I picture Mary, holding the baby Jesus, rocking him.  It is so peaceful…she’s smiling… reflecting on this new life in her arms…contemplating the words of the angels … More Ponder These Things

Rethinking Judgment

“Faith is moving forward.”  “God has a plan for us.”  “Let’s go.” Now, these words are from a drama.  They are not actually found in the scriptures.  The truth is, we wonder, but we don’t know exactly what Mary and Joseph talked about on that journey to Bethlehem. But there had to be some anxiety…apprehension…maybe … More Rethinking Judgment