Advent | Third Sunday of Advent (Year B)
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 (Psalm 126 or Luke 1:46b-55); 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28
In October, a newly formed Right to Life group sponsored a week-long conference, entitled "Abortion and Feminism," on the campus of Yale Divinity School. The pro-choice posters posted by the Students for Reproductive Justice made it clear that seminarians are not of one mind on the issue.
The greatest Christmas carol in history was not written by Irving Berlin or Nat King Cole. The greatest carol is not “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” or “White Christmas” or even “Silent Night.” The greatest carol was composed 2,000 years ago by a pregnant teenage girl who was visiting her cousin Elizabeth.
by John OrtbergDecember 15, 2009