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Anna Blaedel

The Holy Innocent Among Us

The Holy Innocent Among Us

On this day of the Holy Innocents, we remember that the Christmas story was never meant to be as simple as sweetness, as "family," as the kind of "love wins" theology that flows easily through privileged lives. The birth of deliverance, of salvation, of freedom, of love that is rich with connection and power and compassion inherently goes hand in hand with heavy things. We cannot celebrate that which has the potential to overthrow destruction and believe there will not be losses. If we are not forced to confront them, it is likely because we are resting in the false...

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