Monthly Archives: December 2012

What’s Next?

December 30, 2012          Cycle C          1st Sunday after Christmas Isaiah 45:18-22     Psalm 121     1st Corinthians 1:18-25     *Luke 2:36-40 Put yourself in the footsteps of Mary and Joseph, new parents.  “It’s really been something!” we might say to one who asks.  … Continue reading

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Where is God?

December 17, 2012 As we cope with the murder, mayhem and death of school children, teachers and the staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School of Newtown, Connecticut, I want to share a few immediate reflections to guide us as people … Continue reading

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Mary’s Prayer…”Wow”!

December 23, 2012          Cycle C          4th Sunday of Advent I Samuel 1:12-20, 2:1-10     Psalm 80:1-7     *Luke 1:25-56 “WOW!”  This word which Anne Lamott uses to describe the third of three essential prayers uttered by human beings without thinking gives one … Continue reading

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Clearing the Way for God

December 16, 2012        Cycle C        3rd Sunday in Advent Zephaniah 3:14-20     Isaiah 12:2-8     Philippians 4:4-7     *Luke 3:1-18 The dominant figure of the third chapter of Luke is John the Baptist.  Luke sees John serving the function of a pointer.  Like … Continue reading

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One Angel, a Single Message

December 9, 2012          Cycle C          2nd Sunday in Advent Isaiah 9:2, 6-7     Philippians 1:3-9     *Luke 1:19-38 (1) The starting point for the birth of Jesus is not the stable but the Temple.  It begins not with Mary or Joseph, but … Continue reading

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