A Christmas Memory Became a Tradition
By Kristi Wanamaker, Director of Event Management
[Jesus] came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.Luke 10: 38-42
To a clergy family, Christmas–though special–is also very busy and very scheduled.
When my husband retired from parish ministry, Christmas was a whole new experience for our family. Yes, we had less on our schedule, but like everyone else, schedules were still something we had to work around.[Read more…]