His main purpose of becoming a man was not to die for us, but to show us the way
to think and live in accordance with love.
Melinda Quivik, who graciously contributed this series of Preaching Helps, approaches the lections for this season as stories that God's people hear that show us the way
to be the church.
that as we live the days and conditions of ultra-suffering and problems, including political, security, social and national ones, the anniversary of the birth of the master of humankind comes in order to lead us and show us the ways
to escape from evil to good , from wars to peace and from fighting each others to peaceful co-existence and renounce hatred and tribal rights to build a believer who is able to build a life that enable all human beings to live on its sides, loving each other within one community.
But it fed into his social criticism as well, by giving him the ability to show us the ways
we cushion our lives with pleasant lies.
While there is surely a place for the law as a mirror to show us the ways
in which our lives do not conform to God's plans and designs for the world, the ultimate task of the preacher is to proclaim God's good news.
No longer do we see a clear and unified trajectory for modern lyric poetry, with Montale and Ungaretti leading the way; rather, we now have a much more variegated and multidirectional picture which can show us the ways
in which postmodern tendencies are already embedded and find their origin in modernism.