Category Archives: Christmas

Second Sunday after Christmas, Year B

Inspired by Ephesians 1:3-14 “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us.” Ephesians 1:7-8a (NRSV) In most of our interpersonal relationships, we have … Continue reading

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January 3, Year B

Inspired by James 4:1-10 “Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you? You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder. … Continue reading

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January 2, Year B

Inspired by James 3:13-18 “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.” James 3:17 (NRSV) To read the news today, one … Continue reading

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Name of Jesus, Year B

Inspired by Philippians 2:5-11 “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited.” Philippians 2:5-6 (NRSV) Imago … Continue reading

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December 31, Year B

Inspired by Psalm 148 “Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth! Young men and women alike, old and young together! Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is … Continue reading

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December 30, Year B

Inspired by Proverbs 9:1-12 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” Proverbs 9:10 (NRSV) Want to live a good, fulfilling life? Want to know how to prioritize your … Continue reading

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December 29, Year B

Inspired by Matthew 12:46-50 “And pointing to his disciples, [Jesus] said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.’” Matthew 12:49-50 (NRSV) Many children … Continue reading

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First Sunday after Christmas, Year B

Inspired by Luke 22:22-40 “‘Simon, Simon, listen! Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your own faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned back, strengthen your … Continue reading

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December 27, Year B

Inspired by 1 John 1:1-9 “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and … Continue reading

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December 26, Year B

Inspired by Jeremiah 26:1-9, 12-15 “The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD. And when Jeremiah had finished speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak … Continue reading

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