Monday, December 8. Read “Jesus Child of God” (p. 38). What forms of welcoming, hospitality, and preparation can you use as spiritual guides for your Advent practice? Download the digital issue of “Blessings” today.
Words from The Word: The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn.
-Isaiah 61:1-2 (NRSV)
- Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
- Psalm 126
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
- John 1:6-8, 19-28
- Jubilee Text*: Leviticus 25:35-46
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Audio Lectio: Pray the scripture with us using a guided meditation on John 1:19-27. “Who are you?”
Spiritual Tools: The spiritual practice for this week is consideration of the article, Opening to Transformation. This Advent, be transformed.
Art Credit: Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890. Prisoners Exercising, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vincent_Willem_van_Gogh_037.jpg.
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