Tue, 12/10/2019 - 10:53
But there is a Santa and there certainly are angels.
The sights, sounds and smells, the music, songs and winter chill that say it’s Christmas, tug at us deeply and have for thousands of years. Visiting the Vatican and cathedrals in Europe, one is surrounded by statues, paintings, symbols and icons. Even the architecture is designed to lift us up, at least to look up, ascend, and perhaps even transcend.
Mon, 12/24/2018 - 08:09
Tis the night before Christmas and we are surrounded by images that kindle deep feelings, but of what? We barely know, the reaction to the image happens so quickly. As angels don’t need wings, the images that represent the vast majesty and mystery of the Winter Solstice; the emergence of something completely new, the birth of the Christ, not some mythic image in the sky, rather our highest capacities, embodied and touching others, are often hidden by the surface icon. So often we react mechanically to the image and miss this spirit that animates.