She Said Yes

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.

15 thoughts on “She Said Yes

  1. I wonder why unity is so hard. Maybe it’s because we are family so we bicker and compete like siblings. Whatever the cause, striving for unity is important, and a great way to quietly communicate the love of Christ to a watching world.

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  2. I agree I don’t think in heaven there will be different neighbourhoods for Baptists or Catholics.

    Here is something I learned yesterday, I always thought Xmas was written by someone who didn’t want to write Christmas, now I know better.
    The word Christmas comes from the combination of the words ‘Christ’ and ‘mass. … ‘ Chi (or X) is the first letter in the Greek word for Christ. In the early days of the Christian church, Christians used the letter X as a secret symbol to indicate their membership in the church to others

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  3. Christian – I like that! Your words made me think. Christian is a term that says so much, conveys goodness, kindness, selflessness, strength, and courage. It does not convey division.

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    1. Yes, Dawn, so very true. Humans have made this all so complicated. My little stuffed lamb that sits on my bed summarizes our faith. It plays : ” Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so, little ones to Him belong, we are weak but he is strong ! 🤗

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