Martin Luther never sang “Joy to the World.” But Luther’s hymn “From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” explodes with Christmas joy.
What a loving and beautiful reflection on Christ’s faithfulness and care for us we gain from our brothers and sisters of centuries ago …
An abundance of good things can fool us into believing we deserve everything we have and just a little bit more, too.
“Every civilized man wants peace.” What peace does the world so earnestly desire? The peace that comes from …
And so we come to the last Vespers of Advent. Tonight the Great “O” Antiphon will be “O Emmanuel,” for tomorrow we will celebrate …
“You are a king?” Pilate said. “You have said so,” our Lord replied (John 18:37; Matt. 27:11). He was always a tad reluctant about that title “King.”
There is a darkness about this world. And this darkest day of the year is but an image of that deeper darkness.
Revelation and Isaiah are dancing in the background of this name for our Lord. But the thought is clearly the opening of paradise, the door that was shut in the fall.
The Root of Jesse? Is our Lord not the flower of Jesse’s stem (Isaiah 11:1)? He is both root and flower, the Alpha and the Omega
Tonight, we will recall that not only is our Lord the Logos, the logic of the universe, but He is at one with Yahweh, with Adonai.
Our Lord is Logos; the very logic of the universe itself is disclosed in Him, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Advent isn’t a drag. It’s a time when believers show the world that there’s oil in our flasks and that our faith isn’t pointless.