We heard from John’s Gospel on Christmas Day that ‘The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us’, and through this flesh we learned to call God ‘Abba’. Gerry O’Mahony SJ reflects on how we recall the gift of the Incarnation through the Eucharistic gifts at each Mass.
Thinking Faith asked some of our authors to tell us about their hopes and fears for the year ahead: what are the prayers that they will bring with them to the crib this Christmas?
Nicholas King SJ concludes Thinking Faith’s Advent series by highlighting the ways in which the readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent direct us towards the mystery we are preparing to celebrate, in which we have a part to play. In the frantic days that lead up to Christmas, it is vital that we take time ‘to gaze attentively at this child, who will put all the darkness of our world’.
An initial lack of pace is more than compensated for by a ripping yarn, some glorious fight sequences, drama, tension and pathos.
What does Christmas mean if you don’t believe in Christ? Thinking Faith asked Jonathan Holloway to tell us how and why someone who rejects religious values celebrates Christmas.
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