Category: jesus

Let your light shine

Friday in the third week of Advent Isaiah 56:1-8; Psalm 67; John 5:33-36 John 5:33-35 You sent messengers to John, and he testified to the truth. Not that I accept such human testimony, but...

Partakers of his divine nature

Wednesday in the third week of Advent Isaiah 45:5-8(9-17)18-25; Psalm 85:8-13; Luke 7:19-23 Luke 7:22-23 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the...

O magnify the Lord with me

Tuesday in the third week of Advent Zephaniah 3:1-2,9-13; Psalm 34:1-8; Matthew 21:28-32 Psalm 34:3 (RSV) O magnify the Lord with me,   and let us exalt his name together! From St. Augustine’s Exposition on...

He hath first bestowed mercy

Monday in the third week of Advent Numbers 24:2-7,15-17a; Psalm 25:3-8; Matthew 21:23-27 Psalm 25:7 Gracious and upright is the LORD; *   therefore he teaches sinners in his way. From St. Augustine’s Exposition on...

Cast away the works of darkness

This is the first of three meditations on collects I offered today for an Advent quiet day at St. Stephen’s, Providence, RI. The second meditation is here and the third one is here. It...

Meditate on his law

Friday in the second week of Advent Isaiah 48:17-19; Psalm 1; Matthew 11:16-19 Psalm 1:1-2 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *   nor lingered in the way...

My burden is light

Wednesday in the second week of Advent Isaiah 40:25-31; Psalm 103:1-10; Matthew 11:28-30 Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus said, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give...

The voice of Christ is peace

Monday in the second week of Advent Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 85:8-13; Luke 5:17-26 Psalm 85:8-9 I will listen to what the LORD God is saying, *   for he is speaking peace to his faithful...

Be not afraid

Friday in the first week of Advent Isaiah 29:17-24; Psalm 27:1-6,17-18; Matthew 9:27-31 Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom then shall I fear? *   the LORD is the strength...

Cast them at the feet of Jesus

Wednesday in the first week of Advent Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 23; Matthew 15:29-39 Matthew 15:29-31 After Jesus had left that place, he passed along the Sea of Galilee, and he went up the mountain,...

It’s time to grow

Tuesday in the first week of Advent Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-8; Luke 10:21-24 Luke 10:21-24 At that same hour Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven...