Tag: meditation Anglican

Wednesday of 2nd Sunday after Trinity – Acts 12:1-24

ShareActs 12:1-24 There are many ways to re-tell the story of Acts 12, but I’d like to tell it as a kind of a fairy tale, even though it is a true one. Once upon a time, there was an Evil King who tried to usurp the throne of the True King.  This Evil King […]

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St. John the Evangelist Day – December 27 – John 13:20-26, 31-35

ShareJohn 13:20-26, 31-35 I love St. John, for He is the apostle of love and the disciple whom Jesus loved! At the Last Supper, as with the Lord’s Supper, the stakes of life are raised.  The sheep become most clearly sheep who are fed by the Passover Lamb who takes away the sins of the […]

December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

St. Stephen’s Day – December 26 – Acts 7:55-60

ShareActs 7:55-60 Those of you who are following the Prayer Book lectionary will recognize that I have taken this morning’s lesson from the Epistle Lesson appointed for St. Stephen’s Day, and not from the daily lectionary.  We are entering a brief but intense period in the lectionary when there are many special commemorations and therefore […]

December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Christmas Day – Luke 2:1-20

ShareLuke 2:1-20 (The inspiration for this meditation came from Ephraim the Syrian, a 4th century Christian who wrote several excellent Nativity Hymns.) At Christmas the question sometimes arises, “What do you get for the man who has everything?”  For us, the question is, “What should we give to a God who has everything and has […]

December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Christmas Eve – 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 […]

December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of Advent 4 – 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 […]

December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Monday of Advent 4 – Luke 1:1-25

Share I love the opening of St. Luke’s Gospel because I feel, even more than in the other Gospels, that St. Luke is talking to me.  “You talkin’ to me?  You talkin’ to me?” we ask. St. Luke’s answer (which is really God’s) is, simply, “Yes.” Why do I feel as if St. Luke is […]

December 21, 2014 | 1 Comment More

Ember Saturday, Advent 3 – Matthew 9:35-10:15

ShareMatthew 9:35-10:15 “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” The compassion of Jesus never fails to move me to compassion.  I want to see what He and feel what He felt, and what He saw was a multitude […]

December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Friday of Advent 3 – 2 Corinthians 5:5–21

Share Christ was born of flesh that we might be born of the Spirit. This is the message this morning, as the birth pangs of Christmas and miracle of the Incarnation come even closer to us.  St. Paul doesn’t deal directly with the Incarnation here in 2 Corinthians 5, but in the context of the […]

December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of Advent 3 – Mark 6:1-6

ShareMark 6:1-6 As we approach our celebration of God made man in Jesus Christ, I find that this little passage in Mark 6 is a wonderful picture of the mystery of God made man. Although by the beginning of Mark 6 we have already seen ample evidence that Jesus is God, we see it here […]

December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments More