Christmas | First Sunday after Christmas (Year A)
Isaiah 63:7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23
I’ve always approached the slaughter of the innocents as a text that demands to be preached whether it’s in the lectionary year or not. Maybe that’s my privileged life talking there—that is, my life where all my children survived childhood without a serious threat. A life where weddings and baby showers are more frequent than funerals. A life where the stability of a home and regular meals were a given.