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Spiritual Reflections on Sunday's Readings
December 25, 2021
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

We Love to be Loved

Holiday joy thrives in the family, especially when everyone does their best at politeness.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Giving Birth to God

Mary, Jesus’ mother, shows us a certain blueprint, a pattern for how God is born into our world and how faith is born in our lives.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

In Dark of Night and Winter Cold

Why wasn’t the Messiah born on a mild May morning?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Tidings of Great Joy

The “tidings of great joy [are] to be shared by the whole people,” and no one is to be left out.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


Outside of his family why were the shepherds the first to meet Jesus?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

Burning Bush

in a flash

God saw all

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