Monthly Archives: December 2013

When was the First Christmas?

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.  “THE FIRST CHRISTMAS” When was the First … Continue reading

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Gifts – Want/Need?

Years ago there was a novelty Christmas song “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth…” That codified the phrase “all I want for Christmas is…” And over the decades have our wants grown and greatly increased in … Continue reading

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A Modern John

A legendary world figure died this week.  A man who was both a prophet and a statesman.  The world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandella. He was able to transition from the voice of oppressed and marginalized to the leader … Continue reading

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