I pray that your Christmas was filled with Wonder and Joy. The Catholic Church has now entered what is called the “Octave of Christmas.” For those of you who are musicians, you know that an octave references the eight notes of a scale. Therefore, Catholics are called to see the celebration of Christmas as ongoing for the next eight days. This makes sense when you think about it. Its not every day that God takes flesh and enters into human history.
For me, the theme of Wonder and Joy takes on a secondary meaning. Since this is an off-year for our Astronomy for Catholics in Ministry and Education Workshop (ACME), I’ve signed up to attend another faith and science conference. This January 13th-15th I will be traveling to Dallas, Texas to be a participant at Word on Fire’s Wonder Conference. As I have done for our workshops, I will offer daily journals on my main takeaways from each day. I’m really looking forward to this event!
Below is video explaining the Conference. You can click on this hyperlink to see the roster of speakers for Wonder. Sadly for those of you who may be interested in attending, the tickets are sold out. Nevertheless, I’ll do my best to provide you with the main themes.
In conclusion, Merry Christmas! I pray your Christmas season is one of Wonder and Joy! Say a prayer for me that my time at Word On Fire’s conference on faith and science will also be an encounter of Wonder!