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December 2023

Volume 140, Issue #12


December 24/25, Nativity of the Lord (Isaiah 9:2–7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11–14; Luke 2:1–20)

The God of exiles, refugees, and migrants still shines light amid today’s present darkness.

December 24, Advent 4B (Luke 1:26–38)

The traditional annunciation story bothers me even more than the word handmaid.

December 17, Advent 3 (John 1:6–8, 19–28)

In the wilderness, trying to find joy can be like trying to make a fire with wet matches.

December 10, Advent 2B (Isaiah 40:1–11; Mark 1:1–8)

There is a clear distinction between being comfortable and receiving comfort.

December 3, Advent 1B (Mark 13:2437)

Keep awake, Jesus says, for God’s new world is coming.

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