Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Year’s Day

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 1 January 2012 Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21 A blessed year in 2012, what would that look like? Blessing is clearly a ‘good thing’, but the term is so … Continue reading

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The Christmas Paradox

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 25 December 2011 Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98:1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18 I love it that Christmas falls just after the shortest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere. In the middle of … Continue reading

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4th Sunday of Advent

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 18 December 2011 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Psalm 89:2-5, 27, 29; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 God’s will and God’s way in the world is often not as we expect it to be. … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Advent

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday 11 December 2011 Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11; John 1:6-8, 19-28; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; Luke 1:46-50, 53-54 In many churches which use advent candles, the candle for the third Sunday in Advent is a rose (pink) … Continue reading

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