Monthly Archives: December 2011

Reflection for the Christmas Season

In her book Dead Man Walking, Sr. Helen Prejean quotes an early Christian theologian who says: “There are many annunciations, but there are few incarnations.”  In other words, God is constantly sending us messages, but we simply do not recognize them.  I suspect that is the case because God is continually breaking into our world in […]

A Million Empty Rooms, but No Room at the Inn

Walk into just about any church this time of year and you will find a crèche, with a manger, Mary, Joseph, some shepherds, sheep and cattle. In the story of Jesus’s birth, as told by Matthew and Luke, there was no room at the inn for a tired pregnant woman and her weary spouse. As […]

¿Cómo se dice “Please Pass the Fabric Softener”?

Sometimes the solution to a problem pops up in the most unexpected of places. For customers of the Magic Touch laundry, many of whom are new Spanish-speaking immigrants, even the most mundane of chores can be … a chore.  Trying to understand the various options for wash, rinse and dry, or even just asking for change, they […]