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Week 3, Day 3

Week 3, Day 3
Luke 1:46-55 The Magnificat.  A song of praise for God; the very same God who put Mary into this difficult social situation of being pregnant before marriage. And beyond thanking and praising God for her service, she recognizes the importance of God acting through her, a poor and humble woman without power in the world. [...]

Week 3, Day 2

Week 3, Day 2
Isaiah 35:1-10 Joy of the Redeemed is the title of this passage in the Bible.  It seems to be one of many beautiful descriptions of a world which is “redeemed” and right with God.  Every need will be met and every person safe and secure.  This text does not specifically speak of when this will [...]

Patience, Week 3

Patience, Week 3
A new week so we have a new word to ponder…patience. When have you had to be patient lately?  Do you do this easily or does it require much effort from you?  In contemplating recent patience requirements I have a hard time recalling major events or needs requiring me to apply patience, but more small [...]

Week 2,Day 7

Week 2,Day 7
Praying in hope Today we are introduced to a prayer practice called the daily examen.  This is done at bedtime and allows us to review the day with God by recognizing how we pleased God with our thoughts and actions and how we disappointed God with thoughts and actions.  After reconciling ourselves with this reality [...]

Week 2, Day 6

Week 2, Day 6
The Waiting World We are asked what our community would do with a young pregnant couple without resources who comes newly to our town.  What resources would be available to them?  Where would they stay?  Do you know the answer? Since I have never experienced homelessness it is difficult to say how I would approach [...]

Week 2, Day 5

Week 2, Day 5
Matthew 3:1-12 This reading tells us about John the Baptist who is telling everyone to repent and prepare the way of the Lord.  He is preparing his community for Christ’s coming ministry, which is also what Advent is about. John both embodies hope and fear.  Does anyone remember his fate which comes later in this [...]