Comments: On the Feast of Stephen

Thank you.

Posted by Stephanie at Wednesday, 26 December 2007 at 2:54pm GMT

Thanks for this lovely piece.

Posted by Davis d'Ambly at Wednesday, 26 December 2007 at 3:07pm GMT

Simon Kershaw's piece is enough to remind me that the Twelve Days of Christmas are not some romanticized time for cockle-warming, but a challenge to us who claim Christ's name. I await what he and others have to say about tomorrow, Holy Innocents' Day. (And make sure words politically charged like "abortion" and "fetal rights" are left aside for the moment.)

Posted by Ren Aguila at Thursday, 27 December 2007 at 1:06am GMT

This has been a beautiful Christmas, thank you to all those wise souls.

I was inspired by the Pope's speech, where he acknowledged that God's peace belongs with everyone and that everyone needs to be treated with a modicum of respect, able to love, live and work in freedom and safety (including women and children).

I was also delighted with both the Archbishop of Canterbury and York's sermons as reported in Ekklesia http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/6491

It is wonderful to see key religious leaders remembering that God is master of all Creation, in however many multiverses there might be, and that we are called to love and honor that which is bequeathed into our trust. It is wonderful to see them remembering the stewardship responsibilities for this planet and its occupants, and that there is joy and reverence in being able to delight in Creation as it is manifested.

Humans are happiest when they labour and it is a labour of love. The line between what is work and what is recreation become blurred. Peace comes to those who have faith that what God has given them is sufficient unto today and that God will provide for tomorrow, just as God does for the sparrows.

Posted by Cheryl Va. Clough at Thursday, 27 December 2007 at 7:04pm GMT
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