Fyrstu jólin á Íslandi

Hvað eru jól? Jólin eru auðvitað stór kristileg hátíð víða um heim. Tvö þúsund árum eftir fæðingu Jesú Krists hafa jólin þróast í mismunandi átt og á fjölbreytlega vegu. Jólin eru hluti af kirkjuárinu og því skiljum við kirkjunnar fólk þau í samhengi við aðra hluta kirkjuársins líkt og við ævi Jesú sem heild. Því […]

Merry Christmas…?

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. -Amen 1. Merry Christmas!! I have no idea how many times the greeting “Merry Christmas” has been exchanged among people in the whole world over in the last couple of days. Even though people exchange Christmas greetings in hundreds of different […]

What is the benefit of being a Christian?

In Japan, people have certain wishes first, then go to the appropriate god who can answer their requests. So I would say that the religious attitude of most of the Japanese is totally based on calculation. A god is supposed to answer people’s particular requests, and bring them concrete benefits. But make it sure that […]

Ef það er einhver grátandi…

Í samskiptum við flóttafólk í gegnum starfsemi í kirkjusöfnuðum, hef ég margsinnis heyrt flóttafólk segja: „Ég varð hissa þegar ég lærði þegar ég kom til Evrópu að kristin kirkja hjálpaði flóttamönnum án tillits til þess hvort við værum kristin, múslimar eða annarrar trúar. Ég vissi það ekki. Ég hélt að kirkjan hugsaði eingöngu um sitt […]

“What do you want to do?”


“What do you want to do?” Isn’t this the question that constantly follows us and sticks around our lives? Moreover, it’s not only the question that we ask other people, but the one we keep asking ourselves. We all must remember the times when we were asked of this when we were small children: “What […]

Between yesterday and tomorrow

The another reason why we pray only for today’s bread is that Jesus teaches us to “live today”, to live this day. If we look at how the foundation of our lives is built up, we have to admit that we can only ever live for “today”. To be precise: we are only alive in […]

You only live twice

And we might think that life is weak against the power of death. We might feel that life is just a small firework in the cold black darkness; that its light lasts only a brief moment, and nothing more than that. And if we really yield to this feeling, then death wins. That is the […]

Being faithful with a few small things

But for many of us, it is not necessarily clear what kind of talent we have. It’s not so easy to find it out. And also we don’t necessarily find ourselves in circumstances where we can use our talent or nourish it so that it will bring its fruit in the future. Some of you […]

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