Good News at Christmas

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Flesh and Spirit: Part 1

Flesh and spirit–material and spiritual, worldly and otherworldly, upper region and lower region–are united in the child born for us.  Christmas is feast of the joining of the two.

Spirit & Flesh


Autobiographical reflections

1) Food

2) Exercise

3) Alcohol

4) Tobacco

Take-away from all this:

Flesh and Spirit: Part 2

Another meaning of Flesh & Spirit: body (literally flesh) and mind (consciousness, all that is within)

Opposition between flesh and spirit dealt with in different ways

Good news of Christmas: flesh and spirit can coexist happily. Not easy, but it can be done.

Remember what salvation meant for the prophet Isaiah and the Jews. “Blind will see, deaf will hear, the lame will walk (even leap).”

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