Advent

The Ninth Day of Christmas Advent. Ordinary People, Extraordinary Faith »

November 23rd, 2016    Posted in Daily Meditations

And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying ‘Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; she will bear a son, and you shall […]

The Eighth Day of Christmas Advent. I am the Handmaiden of the Lord »

November 22nd, 2016    Posted in Daily Meditations

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit. -Matthew 1:18 God’s grand plan for our salvation involved incarnating the Word of God into the flesh, for God to become like one of us. And this would happen in a way that was both […]

The Seventh Day of Christmas Advent. It Was a Cave, Not a Barn! »

November 21st, 2016    Posted in Daily Meditations

And she gave birth to her first born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger because there was no place for them in the inn. -Luke2:7 Every Nativity play I have ever watched has a scene where Mary and Joseph go to an inn and are told that there are no rooms available. They are, however, told that there is a stable out back […]

The Fourth Day of Christmas Advent. St. Ephraim the Syrian: If he was not flesh (Part II). »

November 18th, 2016    Posted in Daily Meditations

St. Ephraim the Syrian: If he was not flesh . . . And if he was not God . . . If he was not flesh, who wept at Lazarus’ grave? And if he was not God, who by his command brought out one four days dead? If he was not flesh, who sat on the foal? And if he was not God, whom did the crowds go out to […]

The Third Day of Christmas Advent. St. Ephraim the Syrian: If he was not flesh (Part I). »

November 17th, 2016    Posted in Daily Meditations

St. Ephraim the Syrian: If he was not flesh . . . And if he was not God . . . The facts themselves bear witness and his divine acts of power teach those who doubt that he is true God, and his sufferings show that he is true man. And if those who are feeble in understanding are not fully assured, they will pay the penalty on his dread […]