November 7: God Bless to Us Our Bread (Latin American Bread Prayer)

As [Jesus] taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. TheyContinue reading “November 7: God Bless to Us Our Bread (Latin American Bread Prayer)”

November 14: “My Lord, What a Morning”

“‘Immediately after the suffering of those days the sun will be darkened,    and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven,    and the powers of heaven will be shaken. Then the sign of the Human One will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn,Continue reading “November 14: “My Lord, What a Morning””

November 21: “Come Now, O Prince of Peace”

Jesus answered [Pilate], “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” John 18:37b “Come Now, O Prince of Peace” was written in 1988 by Korean composer Geonyong LeeContinue reading “November 21: “Come Now, O Prince of Peace””

November 28: “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning”

[Jesus said,] “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. ThenContinue reading “November 28: “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning””

December 5: Freedom is Coming/Jesus is Coming

[John the Baptizer] went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of Adonai, make God’s paths straight. Every valleyContinue reading “December 5: Freedom is Coming/Jesus is Coming”

December 12: “Cuando el Pobre” (When the Poor Ones)

And the crowds asked [John the Baptizer], “What then should we do?” In reply he said to them, “Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise.” Even tax collectors came to be baptized, and they asked him, “Teacher, what should we do?” He said toContinue reading “December 12: “Cuando el Pobre” (When the Poor Ones)”

December 19: “Canticle of the Turning”

God has brought down the powerful from their thrones,  and lifted up the lowly;  God has filled the hungry with good things,  and sent the rich away empty. Luke 1:52-53 Finally, it’s here: the day we hear Mary sing her song! Our Advent songs of liberation, justice, hope, and peace culminate in Mary’s words asContinue reading “December 19: “Canticle of the Turning””