|"God created people to be free
and to enjoy the existence he gave them.
All that God wants is that we love him and
love one another and in doing that, find
It is all so very simple.”
~~from Joshua by Fr.
I hope you're all having a blessed holiday season!
Per tradition, this newsletter contains the annual
Christmas story and, also per tradition, I was pretty
rushed writing it. So please excuse any errors or
lack of polish. In truth, I haven't even read it all
once through myself!
Before I get to that, I'd like to take a moment to
remember someone who, unknowingly, contributed in a pretty
huge way to JABB during these past few years.
Roundabout the year 2000, I was introduced to the Joshua
series written by Fr. Joseph Girzone. I was
intrigued by a Jesus who would come back to Earth, not in
some apocalyptic, dramatic fashion but because He simply
wanted to be among His children. Joshua truly made
me reflect on the Emmanuel-ness of Jesus. I suppose
it was inevitable that I'd introduce my own variation of
Joshua to JABB.
Sadly for us, Fr. Girzone passed away on November
29th. I'm confident that he's enjoying this
Christmas with the Real Joshua. And so, in Fr.
Girzone's honor, I invite you to spend a bit of your
Christmas with Joshua Davidson and Friends.
God bless and Merry Christmas!
BC December 17th, 2015
"O come, O come, Emmanuel,
and ransom captive Israel
that mourns in lonely exile here
until the Son of God appear.
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel."
Circa 3 BC