Twelve Days of Spiritual Growth

Silly songs be damned, there’s a great opportunity to work on our spiritual formation during the Christmas Feast, from today through epiphany.  Chris Erdman is a pastor, oblate, and author whose “chief interest is in helping contemporary Christians and spiritual seekers to recover the relevance and simplicity of ancient Christian spiritual practices for modern life.”

He’s decided to return the twelve days between Christmas and Epiphany into a spiritual journey.  He’s writing short meditations that you can find on his blog, or have emailed to you each day.  Yesterday, he previewed the series, writing,

The Twelve Days, December 25-January 5, are the true Christmas, the Christmas not of preparation for a single holiday, but of opening our hearts increasingly to the Absolute, the Ultimate, the Eternal Light of God.

And he launches the series today.

If you’re looking for a great way to recenter yourself during this holy-day season, Chris’s meditations are a great place to start.

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  • Jim

    Hey Tony,
    This has nothing to do with this post but I wanted to tell a funny Christmas story. My wife and I decided not to get each other gifts this year because we’re poor grad students. However we both caved and got each other a book. My wife got me your latest book on the Didache and I got her “Divine Intervention”. We had a good laugh, what a coincidence! Thanks for your work, keep it up and Merry Christmas

    • http://tonyj.net tony

      Wow, it’s like the Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, but gone horribly, horribly wrong! :-D

      Seriously, Jim, thanks for sharing that. I hope that you both enjoy the books.


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