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Advent Day 8 ~ The Messenger of the Son of God ~ You can be his messenger too!

Second Sunday of Advent~ December 8, 2019 The emergence of John the Baptist, Scripture scholar William Barclay states, was like “the sudden sounding of the Voice of God.” Why? Because the prophets of Israel had been silent for four hundred years and the Jewish people were sadly conscious of that fact. And in today’s gospel, […]

Advent Day 8 – The Messenger of the Son of God

Second Sunday of Advent (December 10, 2017) Mark opens his gospel saying, As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. ‘A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.’”   Mark […]

The Messenger of the Son of God

Second Sunday of Advent~ December 4, 2016 He lived in Judea about the same time as Jesus and is supposed to be his cousin. He was very popular. Large crowds of people came to hear him preach and to stand in line to be baptized by him. He gave people hope and called people to […]

Advent Day 9 (Hanukkah Day 2) ~ Where are you going?

MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT “Prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!”  Isaiah 40:3 This image was taken on I-95 between Jacksonville and St. Augustine one misty December Sunday morning about 2 AM.  I was living in St. Augustine at the time. On my […]

Advent Day 8 – The Messenger of the Son of God

He lived in Judea about the same time as Jesus. Large crowds of people came to hear him preach and to stand in line to be baptized by him. He gave people hope and called people to their senses in a time when the world was crazy and mixed up, not unlike our own time.

He was a wiry character. He lived on the edge of the desert and wore a shirt of camel’s hair, that in the hot sun, would have been horribly uncomfortable. I would surmise that he was pretty smelly. His message was, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.”

Advent Day 1 2014 ~ Stay on the Watch! Be prepared!

Dear Friends, Sunday, November 30th begins the Advent season for the liturgical Christian churches.  Funny enough, we begin at the end ~ thinking about THE END ~ the end of the world.  The early Christians believed Jesus was coming “soon and very soon.” The early generation of Christians thought the end would come soon.  Jerusalem […]

Advent Day 13 ~ Where are you going?

Advent Day 13 — Where are you going? THURSDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT THE OTHER DAY, I PROMISED YOU A LINK TO “THE STORY OF ADVENT”  THAT GIVES ITS HISTORY AND THE 7 THEMES OF THIS BLOG.    I APOLOGIZE; I GOOFED.  HERE IT IS NOW.   (FOR THOSE WHO AREN’T TECH SAVVY, AT THE TOP […]

Advent Day 8 – Jesus’ wild and wooly advance man

Second Sunday of Advent (For the Mass readings Click here.  Then click on the little arrow to the left on the top left of your screen to return to this page.) He probably looked like someone from the cast of Hair or a hippie. He lived in the wild in the desert of Judea. He […]

Advent Day 9 — Where are you going?

“Prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!”  Isaiah 40:3 This image was taken on I-95 between St. Augustine and Jacksonville one misty December Sunday morning about 2 AM.  I was living in St. Augustine at the time.  (My bishop, whom I was surprised was checking out […]

Advent Day 8 – Jesus’ wild and wooly advance man

Second Sunday of Advent He probably looked like someone from the cast of the old musical Hair or a hippie. He lived in the wild in the desert of Judea. He wore clothing made of camel’s hair, which I’m sure was – um – uncomfortable in the desert’s heat.  (He was probably pretty stinky.) His […]