Dr Edward Sri
Did Jesus Really Want us to Eat His Body?

Did Jesus Really Want us to Eat His Body?

This article first appeared at: edwardsri.com. What did Jesus mean by his mysterious words at the Last Supper: “Take this, all of you, and eat of it, for this is my body…Take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the chalice of my blood…”? Did he...

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Advent with Mary: “In Haste”

Advent with Mary: “In Haste”

Two words about Mary from the Bible describe most of our lives in December: “in haste.”

We run in haste to the mall, post office, grocery store. In haste, we rush to the office parties and pageants. We pack the bags, pack the car or race to get the house clean and ready. There are only 24 days left to fit everything in, so all must be done with haste. While the month of December has moments of joy, for many, words like “stressed” and “overwhelmed” more adequately describe the norm.

But if there was ever a woman who had an excuse for feeling overwhelmed and needing to be “in haste” in the days leading up to Christ’s birth, it would be Mary.

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The Narrow Gate: The Real Mary of the Nativity

The Narrow Gate: The Real Mary of the Nativity

I don’t know if it is true, but someone said to me recently that children who play the roles of Mary or Joseph in nativity plays possess better than average outcomes later in life. As I say, the evidence may not be cast in iron. Nonetheless, children the world over are playing these roles in community and school plays in the lead up to Christmas.

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