I’m taking a one week departure from our theme of God’s consuming love to post an essay about Christmas. Although come to think of it, Christmas is one of the best examples of God’s consuming love! I post this essay especially in honor of the Hollidazzle parade which is ending its loooong run in Minneapolis this year.

I wish you a holy, surprising and healing Christmas week. What will be born in you this week? I wonder. Remember that even if you are in pain or with people who are wonderful or people who are hard, or you are alone, God is there and is always loving you more than you can even imagine. Let that sink in deeply.