A nun's face is caught up in the Book of the Gospels and is reflected back to us
(and to all in James' Weekend Reflections group).
The exquisite book from which the Bible readings are chanted was hand-written and illuminated by the French-speaking Benedictines of the Monastère de la Résurrection in Abu Ghosh.
I realize that religious things are not at the top of most people's thoughts this day after New Year's Eve.
But as a good Jewish Mother I just have to talk about the brit.
Like all Jewish boys, Jesus was circumcised and was given his name eight days after his birth. Yaani, today, January 1.
Various Christian churches around the world celebrate this day as The Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.