Youfeel a wave of sadness because of all places, you associate this house,here in Bethany, with warmth, security and friendship.
I get a little anxious before Lent. Forty days of self-examination,purification and closer journeying with Christ feel like a set-up forfailure on my part. I have a lot on my plate: highly engaging work forjustice, long daily commutes, people in my life who need my activepresence, things to do and places to go.
"The Little Towns of Bethlehem": Poet John Terpstra offers a Canadian meditation on "For unto us a child is born."