Archive for December 2012

Reflecting on the Year to Pass

John 1: 1-18 1 Jn 2:18-21/Ps 96 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. (John: 1-2) John talks about the Beginning, We wonder as the year’s end is here: What will the new year be bringing? May God […]

The Fall and Rise of Many

Luke 2: 22-35 1 Jn 2:3-11 / Psa 96 “Behold this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign of contradiction, (while a sword will pierce your own soul) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” (Luke 2:34-35) What was once a great […]

The Plight of the Innocents

Matthew 2: 13-18 1 Jn 1:5–2:2 / Ps 124 A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more. (Matthew 2:18) Innocents continue to be slain – In mothers’ wombs, in streets at night. As innocent must we still remain? […]

The Feast of St. John the Apostle

John 20: 1a,2-8 1 Jn 1:1-4/Ps 97:1-2,5-6,11-12 Then the other disciple also went in, who came first to the tomb, and he saw and believed. (John 20:8) John proclaimed what he saw and heard That we may have Christ’s fellowship. Believers must all share God’s Word To be worthy of His kinship. On the first […]

Being Bold for the Word

Matthew 10: 17-22 Acts 6: 8-10;7:54-59 / Ps 31 Do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at the moment what you are to say. (Matthew 10:19) Like Stephen, who was guided by love, Do not be fazed by trials, my friend. The Spirit’s […]

The Light of Christmas

Luke 2: 1-14 Isa 9:1-6 / Psa 96 / Ti 2:11-14 Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. (Luke 2:10-11) A child is born to […]