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December 13, 2005

Volume 122, Issue #25


Open paths: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:26-38, 47-55

My favorite Christmas book is The Donkey’s Dream, which is about the journey Mary and Joseph made to Bethlehem. Meant for young children, Barbara Helen Berger’s story is a brilliant and subtle work of theology. Or perhaps antitheology, as it allows simple images to tell us more than words can convey about what the incarnation signifies.

Zealous hopes

We have many defenses against hearing the Christmas readings and taking them to heart.

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