Monthly Archives: December 2013

Joseph’s Christmas Gift

December 29th, 2013; Cycle A; 1st Sunday after Christmas Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2:10-18; *Matthew 1:18-25,2:13-23 After Christmas it’s worth pondering the reality that God’s gift of self in Jesus may not have made it to thirty-three were it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Joseph’s Unexpected Dilemma

December 22, 2013; Cycle A; 4th Sunday of Advent Isaiah 7:1-16; Psalm 80:1-19; Romans 1:1-7; *Matthew 1:18-28 We are told by Matthew that the birth of Jesus occurred in a way that is totally beyond the expectations of Joseph. Put … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What Do You See and Hear?

December 15,2013; Cycle A; 3rd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 146:5-10; James 5:7-10; *Matthew 11:2-11 Matthew, like all the Gospels, emphasizes that in Jesus God is acting in ways we can see and hear if we are paying attention. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

How Prepared Are You?

December 8, 2013; Cycle A; 2nd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 122; Romans15:4-13; *Matthew 3:1-12 How prepared are you for Jesus to come near, in a new way this Christmas? It is worth noting that the key character in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment