Pondering for Sunday, January 3, 2021

Today is the 10th Day of Christmas

Part 1 of 2

Daily Office Readings for the Second Sunday after Christmas; January 3, 2021

AM Psalm 68: PM Psalm 72:

Genesis 28: 10 to 22: Hebrews 11: 13 to 22; John 10: 7 to 17

I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.”  (John 10: 16)

Our Lord Jesus proclaims that his message of salvation is for all who seek God, not just those who are in his time and space; but all people, of all times.

Part 2 of 2

Eucharistic Readings for the Second Sunday after Christmas:

Jeremiah 31:7 to 14 Psalm 84;  Ephesians 1:3 to 6 and15 to19; (and optional Gospel for Epiphany) Matthew 2:1 to 12:

“In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” (Matthew 2: 1 and 2)

Whether of different sheep folds or even wise people from the east, or west, or north, or south, we are all children of God in Christ Jesus.

Messages of inclusion: we all belong to God in Christ Jesus. Merry Christmas: Day 10

As a Christmas gift you are blessed, and you are called by God to be a blessing to all whom you come in contact with.  Merry Christmas: Day 9

Be you male or female, you were made as a gift to our community before you were born and so named at your own Christening. Merry Christmas: Day 8

God was born among us to teach us how to depend on God together for help all the time, but most especially in time of human need. Merry Christmas: Day 7

Forgive someone this Christmas and accept being forgiven. Merry Christmas: Day 6

Let us believe with patience, and have patience in believing. Merry Christmas: Day 5

We are never to hurt or harm children, only help them, teach them, save and love them. This is what Christmas is all about. Merry Christmas: Day 4

The testimony of John the apostle about our Lord Jesus is true; Believe.  Merry Christmas: Day 3

Let us not take our hate or ill will for another with us to our mortal death.  Merry Christmas: Day 2

Our being saved has as much to do with the birth of Jesus as it does his Resurrection from the dead.  Merry Christmas: Day 1

Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to, and through, the saints of God, and then ponder anew what the Almighty can do.  John

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