Do you remember the reasons why you started to blog ?
My reasons were to tell you about funny and fabulous Newfoundland, and to encourage greater unity amongst Christians.
When Christians insult each other, it grieves God, and it confuses unbelievers. Let us always show ourselves to be people of love.
It seems that at Christmas, we see greater unity, as Mary is mentioned more, even by groups that generally ignore her for the rest of the year. Many churches will have Christmas pageants, and ‘Mary’ will always be there.
Mary agreed to become the mother of our Lord, even though she knew that this would be socially very difficult for her.
She nurtured Jesus, comforted him throughout his childhood, and stood with him at the cross.
Mary became the Lord’s first disciple, and was in the upper room at Pentecost. She deserves our respect.
A friend, who is originally from China, asked me if I was Protestant or Catholic.
I told her that neither of those words appear in the Bible, but the word ‘Christian’ does. (Acts 11:26)
And so, I identify simply as ‘Christian’
I wish you a blessed Holy Season, and let us pray for the grace to become increasingly united in our love of Jesus.