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Christmas – As a Child: God's Call to Littleness

Pope Francis commends littleness

The central importance of littleness for all those seeking to follow the way of Jesus was emphasised by Pope Francis in his Christmas Eve homily: That is where God is, in littleness. This is the message: God does not rise up in grandeur, but lowers himself into littleness. Littleness is the path that he chose… Continue reading Pope Francis commends littleness

Christmas is for the children

“Christmas is for the children.” Certainly it’s true that children embrace Advent and Christmas in a way that few adults are able to do. And little wonder, when there’s so much for them to get excited about! There’s the timeless story of the Nativity, with the shepherds and the angels, the wise men and the star, Mary & Joseph journeying… Continue reading Christmas is for the children

Materials for Advent and Christmas

Prompted by Tanya Marlow’s Advent Resources 2016 post, I thought I’d share some of the things I read and watch and listen to during Advent and Christmas. Even if none strike a particular chord, perhaps you could consider what might help you journey intentionally through the coming season? Email series Each Advent since 2013 I have… Continue reading Materials for Advent and Christmas