The Holy Innocents

The Bible just never lets us off the hook. There’s no coasting. No relaxing. The church has just celebrated Christmas, with all the familiar, comforting stories. The sweet carols.  Angels and shepherds. And little baby Jesus, sleeping in heavenly peace. Candlelight and lullabies. The Christmas story is sweet and wonderful. It is a tender story […]

Why pay attention to our spiritual lives?

Christians have always been attentive to reality that prayer, worship, the sacraments and other spiritual practices are important. In many churches and individual people’s lives it is simply a given. But why?  Why are those practices important? One of the first things we tend to say is that spiritual practices help us grow closer to […]