Sharing the Word for December 27, 2021 – Octave of Christmas – Year 2
All the just–all of us–are beloved of the Lord. We are all called to find gladness in our relationship with him. We are all called to be grateful for God’s care for us, for the glory that he shares with us.
Saint John the Evangelist
Saint John, traditionally thought to be the “Beloved Disciple,” was the writer of the fourth Gospel, and presumably, the only apostle who was not martyred. He is also the disciple to whom Jesus entrusted his mother from the cross. Symbolized as an eagle, Saint John’s Gospel “soars” in its theological treatment of the Good News.
The Second Stage of Marriage
Recently my husband and I went on a date…to the grocery store…without our four kids. Exciting, right? For us it was. It was wonderful and exciting because it was the closest thing we’ve had to a date night in a long time. Welcome to life in the second stage of marriage.
Ask someone how they are doing today. Not just a “How are you?” with a “I’m good” response in passing, but genuinely sit down and have a conversation with a friend, family member, or even a coworker.
Our Need for Prayerful Stillness
When we feel drawn to silent union, it is good to go there and rest in God as long as the Spirit invites.
Desmond Tutu, known for commitment to justice, peace, dies at age 90
Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s compassion and sense of humor, as well as his commitment to justice and processes of peace, were among the many reasons he was an icon, said Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg.