Doubt and Affirmation
Christmas and Easter always have been profoundly spiritual and magical times for me. At the same time, they also have been times when I have wrestled with my faith. What exactly is it that I believe? I always have doubted the biological and factual challenges of the Immaculate Conception and the Virgin Birth. My dad was an obstetrician and from and early age, I understood thoroughly the biology of procreation as well as the miracle of childbirth.
And yet... Jesus Christ was and continues to be one of the most powerful forces for peace, hope, joy, and love that the world has ever seen. His birth ushered in an enduring pathway open to all, and for me, I cannot think of a better guide. For me, that is the blessing and the miracle. For now, on my journey, that is enough, and I am extraordinarily grateful. May the celebration continue!