Tag: December 2020

God Gets Little

A Christmas homily for both young and old. Some Christmas pageants have plastic baby dolls stand in for Jesus. But the liveliest of Christmas pageants have a real live baby! (As we did in our live zoom version with baby Ryan this year!) And when that live Baby Jesus makes his dramatic debut — all…

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Our Gospel (A Children’s Homily)

In our first reading today, Paul says something really bold. He’s talking about the good news of Jesus, and he says “according to my gospel.” My gospel. I couldn’t believe it, because usually we say it’s Jesus’ gospel, or God’s gospel, but Paul said “my gospel.” I found that surprising.  “Gospel” is an old word that means “good…

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Our Gospel

My family has been on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster the past couple of weeks. There was a pregnancy that became compromised, and it was a scary thing as the mother was put on bedrest in the hospital. There was eventually an emergency C-section, and all the things that could have gone wrong somehow didn’t. When…

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“B Is for Bethlehem”

If you have an Advent calendar, today you can open window number 13! What’s behind it? A toy? A piece of candy? Or maybe a character from the Christmas story? Christmas is just twelve days away! We are all on our way to Bethlehem! I want to share with you an ABC map of how…

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