Building on Christ’s weakness

Building on Christ’s weakness

As I write in my electronic notebook today, it’s 20 days before Christmas. That in and of itself is good news. December 25 is like a rock in the midst of a waterfall. It’s like a dinner table filled with delectable dishes standing in a snow-filled yard. It’s like an unmovable signpost surrounded by howling storm winds. December 25 is God’s appointment date with a fallen world.

Every moment holy

Every moment holy

Everyone knows what it’s like to feel lonely. And modern life is making us lonelier, according to all reports; spending more time online and less face-to-face leads to social isolation. Some studies even warn that because social pain is as real to our bodies as physical pain, loneliness is the next biggest public health issue.