Monthly Archives: December 2019

First Sunday After Christmas Year A Readings: Isaiah 61:10–62:2 Psalm 147 Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 John 1:1-18 Son of Man The son of man comes to earth. Like you and me, he draws a breath. His life is much like ours: … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Year A Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 Long Night’s Journey Into Day In former times, we toiled at night. We toiled in shadows from black to gray. But then, behold! The emerging light! In … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Advent Year A Readings: Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 Romans 1:1-17 Matthew 1:18-25 Passages Passagesfrom tarn to tide—a post-ambleto the old transformation, a preamble to the new. If I am only what I am becoming, I wonder … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Advent Year A Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:4-9 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 Our Responsibility The Lord created the heaven and earth.He created the seas, and all that is in them.Man had nothing to do with this. The … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Advent Year A Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 Bond of Unity The weak in faith and the strong in faithand the honest skeptic are bound as one. The Easter Christian and the … Continue reading

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