1. Each year for the past three or so years I’ve reposted a story about a Christmas Carol called “The Cherry Tree Carol.” Here’s a link to it. The post is about, well, Christmas, but it is also about sin, reconciliation and a reminder that we in the “West” share much with our brothers and sisters in the Middle East and elsewhere.
2. Also, for the past couple of years, I have included a link to this remarkable video by Sharon Wright. The lead actor could be playing the role of Jesus, or the Mahdi, or of Al-Khidr. Sounds like a great debate topic.
Oh and the music is beautiful. A Christmas Carol in its on right.