The Only Thing That Counts at Christmas and Always

The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.Galatians 5:6b (NIV) Faith expressing itself through love.  Faith — something we think of as so interior and personal and hidden in our hearts — works in a very practical way and wriggles itself into the outside world through love.  To serve one another, to bear with…

Why is the sky blue? (and other ultimate questions)

When a child asks, “Why is the sky blue?” or “Why does fire burn?” what do we usually do? Well, if we’re not in a hurry and tempted to brush aside their childish inquiries, chances are, we delve into some explanation of those phenomena rooted in the mechanics of the processes. The child asks “why”…

A Call to Worship & Attention

The Saviour of the World, in casual way,Drops words of our Salvation, links of chainLet down to draw us from that nether hellWhich is but our own self to itself left;“To believe is to be saved, but ye must will;”“I will,” we cry, and haste to make resolve,Spin ropes of sand can bear no work-day…