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””