Year C, Lectionary 14
Psalm 96:1-3, 11-13
🙶 We know there is still darkness in the world, but the light has come, and the light is in us, and it is our task as Christians to take it out, to take him out 🙷
Fr. Benjamin Earl. "Today’s the Day." Torch. December 21, 2021
"Jesus was born outside of the city, outside of a hospital, outside of a normal house. The Gospels tell us he was born in a stable, outside the city because there was no room for them in the inn."
Ron Rolheiser, OMI. "NO ROOM IN THE INN." RONROLHEISER,OMI. December 20, 2021
🙶 God always sends us signs to confirm his Word. The signs, however, are not what we expect. 🙷
Bob Garvey. "Good News!." A Catholic Moment. December 25, 2018
🙶 Let us remember two moments, Jesus’s birth and Jesus’s death, that took place in the dark: Jesus was born during the night watch of the shepherds, and as he died a great darkness came over the earth 🙷
Fr. Malcolm McMahon. "Something of the Night." Torch. December 25, 2009
🙶 To live in faith seems tough in a world which no longer resonates to the songs and symbols of heavenly glory 🙷
Fr. Allan White. "A Decree from Caesar Augustus." Torch. December 25, 2000
"The Christmas Solemnity has distinct readings for four separate masses: Vigil, Midnight, Dawn, and Day. There’s such a wealth of material here to meditate on, that not everything can be covered. In fact, there is almost an entire biblical theology in the sequence of readings of these four masses. In what follows, I am going to offer just a few brief comments on the more salient points."
John Bergsma. "Readings for Christmas." The Sacred Page. December 11, 2021
🙶 As we worship this child, sing God’s praises this Christmas, we can know with relief that God has acted to save us from ourselves, to heal us of our many conflicts 🙷
Fr. Richard Finn. "Freed for Joy." Torch. December 25, 2012