A Letter from Bethlehem

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” When King Herod heard this,Continue reading “A Letter from Bethlehem”

A Different Road

So often have we heard the Christmastime story about the coming of the Wise Men – and sung the time-honored carols about their intrepid following of a yonder star – that some of us probably can quote by heart the details of their bold voyage across field and fountain, moor and mountain. But what weContinue reading “A Different Road”

A River of Tears

“Scrooged” is one of the movies that shows up on TV every year come Christmas. A comedic retelling of “A Christmas Carol,” the film stars Bill Murray as the hard-driving, cynical, and unsentimental TV executive Frank Cross. His network has sunk millions into a live Christmas Eve production of Charles Dickens’s classic tale, complete withContinue reading “A River of Tears”