This year, Sunday, December 1 is the beginning of Advent, the four weeks of the church calendar leading to Christmas Day.
Once again I’m posting the four readings I wrote last year. Each one considers a different person in the nativity story, and each offers thoughts as to how we might respond to the birth of Jesus: in celebration, in history, and in our lives.
This year I’ve also recorded the readings. Click on them below to listen, and click here to download the text.
May the reality of the grace, hope and truth of Jesus Christ make your Christmas truly Merry this year!
Week One. Mary: the Accepting One
Week Two. Joseph: the Trusting One
Week Three. Herod: the Angry One
Week Four. The Wise Men: the Seeking Ones
Photos by Richard Brewster.