Archive for June, 2015

Monday of 1st Sunday after Trinity – Luke 2:21-40

ShareLuke 2:21-40 St. Luke is the only one of the Gospel writers to mention Sts. Simeon and Anna, and I’m glad that he does.  To me, they are patterns for our lives.  In both brief stories, Simeon and Anna live out the same pattern, which is a model for our lives.  It happens like this: […]

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Saturday of Trinity Sunday – Luke 2:1-20

ShareLuke 2:1-20 Here we are, approximately half a year from Christmas and its peculiar joys.  We’ve more recently experienced the glory and joys of Easter, the Ascension, and Pentecost.  But now what do we do? I’ve got an idea! (Actually, it’s the genius of the lectionary.)  Why don’t we celebrate Christmas in June?  Why not […]

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Friday of Trinity Sunday – Luke 1:67-80

ShareLuke 1:67-80 After Zacharias’ tongue is loosed again, and after he has demonstrated his faith by obediently naming John what God had named him, Zacharias is filled with the Holy Spirit.  And what does the Holy Spirit inspire Zacharias to do?  To sing a hymn of praise to God with his newly loosened tongue. Zacharias […]

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Thursday of Trinity Sunday – Luke 1:57-66

ShareLuke 1:57-66 “His name is John.” This is at the heart of this seemingly minor passage.  Personally, I wanted to go back and meditate on the Magnificat, but this is the passage assigned to us for today. Today’s passage is all about the power of names. His name is “John,” and not Zacharias, after his […]

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Wednesday of Trinity Sunday – Luke 1:39-56

ShareLuke 1:39-56 “Behold the maidservant of the Lord!” I find these words characteristic of St. Mary, and in them I see the reason to emulate her.  These words, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord!” are characteristic of the Lord’s faithful servants all throughout the Scriptures.  When God called Moses, revealing Himself to be the great […]

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Tuesday of Trinity Sunday – Luke 1:26-38

ShareLuke 1:26-38 While Roman Catholics may exalt Mary to an inappropriate place and Protestants may ignore her altogether, Mary is to be an example of faith for us.  There is no denying that she was, to quote the angel, “full of grace.”  But Mary is a prototype for us, and what was true for her […]

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