In this pluralistic society amid many traditions, people might ask themselves, "What do I believe?" Behind the decorations, "In whom or in what do I trust above all things?" Going deeper into our beliefs can guide our devotion and actions.
Why have we forgotten that kind of Santa who spent more time jingling our consciences than his own sleigh bells? You can't read much about this major figure without thinking about the plight of the poor and marginalized.
One World Trade Center is climbing furiously toward the sky, and the footprint of the Memorial is now becoming clear. But one building is conspicuously absent: the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas.