The season's real message isn't pretty, but it is powerful.
"HOW DO YOU contain Saddam Hussein without either bombing or starving the kids in his country?" Is Jim Wallis definition of the moral question regarding Iraq ("United Against War," May-June
"HONEST, UNFLINCHING, Prophetic"? Those are the words you use on your back cover to describe Sojourners.
How shall we live as disciples of Jesus the Christ? The readings for these winding-down weeks of the year all address that question.
These reflections actually began with Christmas, the incomprehensible feast celebrating the unbelievable fact: God with us, God loving us (see "Living the Word," November-December 1995).
Reflections on the revised common lectionary (November 5 - December 24)