The Children

Christmas is over but a singular Biblical incident is haunting me this year. The Christian story, from the beginning, is set in the context of political power, insecurity and cruelty. “In the time of King Herod” is the way Matthew begins. The Magi, mysterious seers from the east- modern Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, following […]

Dismantling Christmas

I do not like the task of dismantling our Christmas tree. Before I retired I always found a way to be unavailable when the day came to put Christmas away for another year, occupied with urgent responsibilities elsewhere. Now I have no excuse. It is Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas and the job must […]