Tidings of True Joy

ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life

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Summary for December 10, 2017

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Dear Folks -

I have decided to take advantage of this season of the year, specifically Christmas, to look at the origin and meaning of the Christmas story. Actually, there are two very different stories of what is referred to as “the nativity”. However, they get smashed together in our world. And, a number of other elements get thrown in - from Santa Claus to “the Grinch.” I have a commitment to contribute to religious literacy which, I believe, will lead to more significant psycho-spiritual growth.

This week we looked at the origins of what religious knowledge people have and then at the two nativity stories to see how very different they are. The stories are true - just not factually true. The questions doing this work lead to are: what do these stories really mean? And, what relevance do they have for us. I called the talk -

Tidings of True Joy

You can read or download the text from which I spoke, view the presentation slides and listen to the audio of the talk using the links below.

If you are reading this, I want you to know how grateful I am for and to you.

Be well and much love,

Bill Kerley

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