"Mary the Mother of Jesus is a 14-year-old middle-eastern girl, about to become a political refugee, shameful to her family and her betrothed, the kind of person that 'gets put away quietly.' We would ignore her, at best. Maybe we would do much worse." Evan Rosa considers Mary's "Magnificat" and her humility in this Advent reflection.
Phileena and Christopher Heuertz, co-founders of the Gravity Center for Contemplation and Activism, open up about Christian spiritual formation in psychological perspective, intellectual humility, renewing the mind, a Christian response to suffering, and a vision of wholeness in a world of extremes.
How do the 2016 presidential candidates talk about humility? Is it even possible to be a "humble politician"? From the pursuit of "greatness" to the tension of owning one's limits, the candidates have covered quite a bit about humility.
Thomas Merton offers stark and raw commentary on the meaning and importance of Christ being rejected even from "this demented inn." A beautiful expression of the glory and shock of Christmas.
Pastor, theologian, and anti-Nazi dissident comments on power, oppression, courage, and humility in light of Christmas.
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