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Daily Reading and Prayer

December 2021

Dec 8

December 8, 2021

Lk 1:26-38 Though troubled by what the angel said to her, Mary responds with humility and grace. She is the model disciple. She said yes, not only to being the physical bearer of the Son of God, but also the spiritual bearer of the Good News. I believe that some insight into understanding what grace is lies in the words, “Hail Mary, full...
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Dec 7

December 7, 2021

Mt 18:12-14 God does not want any of his people lost to him. Just as Jesus seeks out the one stray so must the disciples. And if even one sinner returns, it will be great cause for celebration. I call to mind the beautiful image of you carrying the lamb over your shoulders. I thank you for all the times you have carried me. This content comes to...
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Dec 6

December 6, 2021

Lk 5:17-26 Their concern for their friend and their faith in Jesus lead those carrying his mat in an awkward ascent to the roof from which they lower him to a place before Jesus. This is not the first time for conflict between Jesus and the Pharisees, nor is it the last. True to form, they are fixated on his claim to have authority by his words...
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Dec 5

December 5, 2021

Lk 3:1-6 The Gospel begins with a historical and political context for John’s ministry. He is the last of the old, the bridge to the new. We recall the words from the Canticle of Zechariah, “… you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, to give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins.”...
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Dec 4

December 4, 2021

Mt 9:35-10:1-5a, 6-8 While continuing to heal the people, Jesus is deeply moved by their innermost needs. They are like sheep without a shepherd and the harvest without workers to bring in the crops. It is time to send the disciples on his Father’s mission. Jesus commissions them and sends them out to minister to the needs of the people....
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Dec 3

December 3, 2021

Mt 9:27-31   Because the two men are blind, they are ostracized. Perhaps what they have in common drew them together. In their relationship, they found the courage to seek out the healer. They ask for pity. Because of their faith, Jesus gives them sight.   You have so many times enlightened my eyes, my heart and my mind. You let your...
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Dec 2

December 2, 2021

Mt 7:21, 24-27 The Gospel begins with Jesus’ clear instruction about the relationship between word and action. Jesus tells his disciples that it is not enough to just know who he is. It is their ever-deepening relationship with him that spurs them to action. Both word and deed lay the firm foundation for being kingdom bound. I am thankful...
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Dec 1

December 1, 2021

Mt 15:29-37 People with all kinds of physical maladies are brought to Jesus and he heals them. Jesus expresses to the disciples his concern about the wellbeing of those gathered. They have been there for three days and have gone that long without food. The disciples rally and rather than suggesting they go home, they find a meager amount of food...
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