Year: 2019

The Challenge of Living in Lebanon

I had no other option but to turn to the Lord. These times of difficulty have taught me to grow in humility, surrender my life and trust in the grace of God: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness”

A Path to Unity

Perhaps there is another mystery at work when martyrdom and persecution go together, as so many Christians in the world are experiencing today: they lead to deeper unity among those who suffer.

Ecumenism of Blood

How can the ‘ecumenism of blood’ lead to a deeper ecumenism of heart and mind?

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is actually an eight-day observance or “octave” of prayer. It has been this way since the beginnings of this international movement in 1908.

God in Bethlehem’s Cave

What wonder! What mystery! God, who is eternal, unchanging, and unsearchable, becomes visible, vulnerable, weak and helpless as a Jewish infant, born of a virgin without human conception

Maranatha! – Come, Lord Jesus!

The expression “Maranatha!” was a key watchword and prayer among the early Christians. Many Christians today use this expression during the Advent season.

Jesus: a portrait of humility

Who is more helpless than a newborn child? Yet Jesus did not hesitate to share in our humanity, and his birth was only the first manifestation of his humility

The Gift of the Magi

This story is like a parable – it illustrates common everyday images and characters and weaves a story with a surprising ending. It is a story of unselfish love which is like the gifts given by the three wise men, called the Magi, who were led by a star to Bethlehem.

Praising the Names of Jesus

It is especially in the final week of Advent that our attention is fixed on the messianic promises proclaimed by the ancient prophets of Israel.