Be it voluntary or involuntary childlessness or the result of strained relations, Mother’s Day is not always easy. On Mother’s Day, why not celebrate all women?”
As we prepare for the Passion of our Christ, the conversation begins anew about who was responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. I maintain that “who killed Jesus?” is not the pertinent question. It is pertinent to understand the context, yes; but moreover, to know that through Jesus’ death and resurrection we are redeemed.”
Amid a government shutdown, battles over border wall funding, political polarization, continuing involvement in armed conflicts, and posturing by elected officials, I have found myself posing a provocative question: “What would Martin do?”
If Advent is a season of expectation, maybe God is expecting us to speak words of peace, hope, joy, and love to one another.
Too much of what we are seeing in society is about sowing discord and division. Rather than celebrate someone who is doing a good work, we want to find fault. Rather than seeking unity, we are increasingly isolationist with a desire to build walls.