A few years ago televangelist Robert Schuller proposed that we take another look at the meaning of Lent.
Just Who is Transformed?
Psalm 99; Exodus 34:29-35; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-43
Proper preparation for the incarnation does not include
counting down the remaining shopping days 'til Christmas.
Let’s get it straight: Living God’s way in the world is not for the faint-hearted.
"God’s saving justice is never served by human anger," points out James in his letter to Christians struggling against the power structures that threatened to consume the Christian Community.
Put God’s saving justice first, says Jesus (Matthew 6:33).
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).