Tag Archive | Handel’s Messiah

The Fourth Sunday of Advent ~ Mary’s Dilemma

The Fourth Sunday of Advent~ December 24, 2017 Well, in Luke’s Annunciation story, the angel Gabriel tells Mary that she will conceive a child who will be the Son of God. She questions the angel, he reassures her and then she goes off to visit her cousin Elizabeth who’s with child in her old age […]

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 3 – The wolf and the lamb – the owl and the lion

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, Isaiah dreams of a bright future for us; he also chastises us for our idolatry and unfaithfulness to God and encourages us to be our best selves. But today he shows us a wonderful vision: the animals lead the way to peace! Then the wolf shall […]

The wolf and the lamb ~ the owl and the lion

Tuesday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, Isaiah dreams of a bright future for us. In the first reading of today’s Mass, he shows us a wonderful vision: the animals lead the way to peace! Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb . . . The calf and the young […]

  Thursday of the First Week of Advent Misty mornings can be cool, Lord. They can teach us about You, about us. There is lots of misty-ness in our lives, Lord. We often don’t see anything clearly. But You are still there, our sun, the Son. somehow, some way, penetrating  the fog, the mist. Help […]

Advent Day 3 ~ The wolf and the lamb ~ the owl and the lion

Advent Day 3 Tuesday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, Isaiah dreams of a bright future for us. In the first reading of today’s Mass, he shows us a wonderful vision: the animals lead the way to peace! Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb . . . The calf […]

Merry Christmas, everyone!

  The Birthday of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ While all things were       in quiet silence, And that night was       in the midst of    her swift course, Thine Almighty Word,      O Lord, Leaped down out of thy royal throne,       Alleluia!  ~ And the Word became flesh and lived among […]