If Jesus were born today…

What would the nativity look like if it happened now — in today’s socially networked world?

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  1. Ellen N. Duell says:

    I think each song that is sung to cheer, each dance that is danced to give delight, each bit of food that is shared–and one and on, acts of loving and giving–doing chores so that someone else has a bit more rest–is a way of bringing and increasing the light. And for the gentle darkness, which we must have in order to rest wholly, we can give thanks, too. Our world was made sweet with light and darkness. Friends in Sweden and other very northerly lands experience either total light or total dark, for months, and must carry some light in their spirits. Even the Eskimo has the gift of fire.

  2. Ellie Brenny says:

    O Come, O Come Emmanuel!

    Carl – wishing you and your family a very Blessed and Joyous Christmas!
    Christ is Born – Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!!

    Thanks for all you give – all year long!
    Insight, Inspiration, Challenges ….

    In Joy, Peace and Blessings,
    Obl OSB

  3. Thanks Carl. A wonderful video!

    I put together a Christmas “O Holy Night” on cello. Hope you enjoy it!

    PS I and my sister enjoyed your “big book”…
    PPS I was at a meal the other night and folks were mentioning harry potter, then lord of the rings, then narnia, then the dawn treader movie was mentioned… and I was like “O a friend of mine has written a book about that… and people were like really? And I was like friend might be pushing it, I read this guy’s blog” :D

    But there’s a serious point: your blog engenders a feeling of mutuality and friendship with your readers, you live the reality of friendship being at the heart of Christianity. Thanks Carl!

  4. You’ll love this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJfbqZ1qrQU
    From my Russian student. The Akathistos. Donkey, fish, lion and all

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