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We Are Fully Human and Fully Divine

Year B Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 May the words of my mouth…  O God…  speak your Truth… The sanctuary’s been decorated for a festival tonight…  for a celebration…  for something that doesn’t happen every day…  the sanctuary’s been specially prepared tonight…  the way we prepare our homes when we’re expecting...

The Heart as Womb

Year B 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 May the words of my mouth…  O God…  speak your Truth… It’s Advent 7… and our waiting is almost over… and I wonder what we’ve been waiting for…  are we…  in spite of our seven-week Advent…  still waiting only for Christmas...

Creating Negative Space

Year B Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Canticle 15 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8,19-28 May the words of my mouth…  O God…  speak your Truth… It’s Advent 6… and we wait…  and while we wait…  today’s reading from 1 Thessalonians reminds us to…    Rejoice always…  pray without ceasing…  and give thanks in all circumstances… and...

Water Soluble Sins

Year B Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 May the words of my mouth…  O God…  speak your Truth… It’s Advent 5… and we wait…  and one of the things we wait for…  is on our bulletin cover…  and in the O Antiphon which is read before and after today’s...

Christmas Decorating (with a dash of Jewish)

Joel and I have always decorated for the holidays. Things made years ago by our children, some heirloom ornaments he inherited (I inherited none), some of those vintage bubbler candles and tin and paper ornaments, and some things we bought together. But there were also some things I had kept from before my conversion...