Advent – Christmas 2009

Advent Day 17 – The Burning Bush of the World

Advent Day 17 ~ Monday of the third week of Advent Advent themes are all about waiting for light to shine in our darkness. For we who are Christians we await, Jesus, Yeshua, who is for us the Light of the World. We prepare a place for him to shine in our own hearts this […]

Advent Day 16 – The Burning Bush of the World (and Hanukkah Day 6)

Advent Day 15 ~ Monday of the third week of Advent –  (Hanukkah Day 6) Advent themes are all about waiting for light to shine in our darkness. For we who are Christians we await, Jesus, Yeshua, who is for us the Light of the World. We prepare a place for him to shine in […]

Advent Day 11 ~ Our God becomes flesh (and Hanukkah Day 2)

Wednesday of the Second week of Advent Our God Becomes Flesh (and Hanukkah Day 2) Dear Friends, Today, let’s reflect on the mystery of the Incarnation — the Christmas portion of our faith.  (If you do not accept this as an article of faith, then just consider it as a beautiful story; it still has […]

Advent Day 12 The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – God prefers the poor (and Hanukkah Day1)

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – December 12  (also Day 1 of Hanukkah) Today,we honor our sister and brothers in Mexico as they celebrate the appearance of the Mother of Jesus  to a poor peasant native Mexican. Today, may we unite ourselves in solidarity with all the peoples of North and South and […]

Advent Day 8 ~ Mary’s song of justice

The Evangelist Luke places these words in the mouth of Mary at the very beginning of the story of Jesus. It is the “Magnificat,” the Canticle of Mary, sung or recited by priests and nuns and monks all over the world every day of the year at Evensong. I would like you to notice how radical this message is: “Cast down the mighty.” “Raise up the lowly.” “Send the rich away empty. ”People have been thrown into prison for saying things like that. But these words are two thousand years old! An essential and enduring part of the Christmas story as told by Luke.

Day 9 ~ Mary’s song of justice

  This is a feast of Mary for us Catholic’s.  In today’s gospel, we read the story of Mary’s Yes to God, her consent to bring Jesus into our . (Click here to read entire text:) Luke 1:26-38.) I offer for your reflection the Song of Mary that Luke places upon her lips ~ the […]

Advent Day 4 – Our God becomes flesh

Wednesday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, If you’re new to this Advent blog,  I recommend reading Welcome to Advent.Click here.to get an overview of the Advent season. Today, let us reflect on the mystery of the Incarnation — the Christmas portion of our faith.  (Again if you do not accept this as an […]