Monthly Archives: December 2015

When was the First Christmas?

(A note from Don: I am again re-publishing this essay I wrote the Christmas after the death of my father and grandmother. It was first published in 1981 in the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Toronto. It seem appropriate … Continue reading

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What should I do?

Imagine the spectacle described in the Gospel according to Luke, where the main road to Jerusalem crossed the Jordan River. There an unkempt prophetic preacher dressed in animals skins, called out to the passing priests, scribes, Pharisees, travelers and pilgrims … Continue reading

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Do not be afraid…

The admonition “fear not!” runs, in one form or another, through scripture from Genesis to Revelation. The world 2000 years ago, just as today, was a place where there were things to fear. Armies, enemies, disease, betrayal, destruction, death! The … Continue reading

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