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Advent Reflection for 29 December 2013

"So, chosen by God for this new life of love,
dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you:
compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline.
Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense.
Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you.
And regardless of what else you put on, wear love.
It's your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it."
 -- Colossians 3:12-14 "The Message"

Advent Reflection for 25 December 2013

Christmas Day
"...that is, God was in Christ reconciling the world to God's self...." -- 2 Corinthians 2:19a
While this verse from 2 Corinthians is not usually read on Christmas Day, to me it summarizes the meaning and purpose of Incarnation, of Jesus' birth.

A Night of Doubts

Advent Reflection for 22 December 2013
Fourth Sunday in Advent

"But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.'" -- Matthew 1:18-25

Advent Reflection for 15 December 2013

Third Sunday in Advent

Matthew 11:2-6 -- When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent his disciples to ask him, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?" Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. And blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me."

Leadership Lessons from Isaiah

Advent Reflection for 8 December 2013
Second Sunday in Advent

"He shall sense the truth by his reverence for the Lord:
He shall not judge by what his eyes behold, nor decide by what his ears perceive."
Isaiah 11:3
Jewish Publication Society, TANAK Translation


Advent Reflection for 1 December 2013

First Sunday in Advent and World AIDS Day

Romans 13: 11-12: Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light ....


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