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Advent 3 – Matthew 11:2-11

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             What did you go out into the wilderness to see? John the Baptist is more than a prophet. He is God’s messenger who prepares the way of the Lord. Nevertheless, the one who is least in the kingdom […]

Advent 2 – Luke 21:25-36

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Mom and Dad were right to warn you not to hang around with “that crowd.” “That crowd” lived on the edge. They were arrogant and evildoers. Their hearts were weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness, and cares of this […]

Robert Farrar Capon on “Second Coming” – Advent 2 (Luke 21:25-36)

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Our usual notion of Jesus’ coming to the world – or even of the coming of the kingdom – is not only theologically suspect but biblically unsound. For “coming” inevitably carries with it the implication of “not here yet” – which, of course, simply will not wash in the case of the Word who became […]

Robert Farrar Capon on Advent 1 – Matthew 21:1-9

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The mystery that Jesus is sacramentalizing by riding triumphally into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey is his parousia, his coming as a king in peace and as a judge in vindication. Had he been coming as a king to make war, or as a judge to settle scores, he would presumably have come […]

Advent 4 Outlines – John 1:19-28

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

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