The Flight

Which is based on a poem by George Szirtesr: The child on the dirtpath finds the highway blocked The dogs at the entrance snarl that doors are locked The great god of kindness has his kindness mocked May those who travel light 
Find shelter on the flight 
May Bethlehem 
Give rest to them. The sea is…

The First Christmas Carol Was a War Hymn

Let’s rethink our holly-jolly Christmas songs: The first Christmas carol, after all, was a war hymn. Mary of Nazareth sings of God’s defeat of his enemies, about how in Christ he had demonstrated his power and “has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate” (Lk. 1:52). There are some…