Advent Devotional: Friday, December 19: O Root of Jesse

Read Luke 4:16-19. Though this story is of Jesus reading from Isaiah, the imagery is no less provocative. Here we have Jesus, just starting in his ministry, immediately after his baptism and temptation in the desert, essentially coopting these words from Isaiah to describe himself. So, you can see why some feathers might have been … Continue reading Advent Devotional: Friday, December 19: O Root of Jesse

Advent Devotional: Friday, December 12: The Commemoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe

How does the Divine make itself known today? Jesus was a totally unexpected gift from God. Sure the prophets foretold it, or so we say in hindsight. But if there’s a theme to Advent, and especially to this week, it’s that we must learn to see God in unexpected ways. Our Roman Catholic sisters and … Continue reading Advent Devotional: Friday, December 12: The Commemoration of Our Lady of Guadalupe