This week we celebrate commemorations that, while representing very different cultures, tell the same story of Incarnation—of God becoming flesh and dwelling among us.  They tell of how God comes to us in the poor and ordinary and brings light into darkness. These two celebrations are Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12, and Santa […]


I wrote this for my personal blog a few years ago.  In 2012, Living Lutheran reposted it.  Here it is again.  For those who prefer a less sentimental Valentine’s Day.  The truth is, we know nothing for sure about anybody named Valentine other than he was martyred, like many other early Christians, on Feb. 14 […]