January 6, 2022
Christ brings joy!
An excerpt from Matthew 2:1-12 (NRSV)
When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.
Reflection from Fram Ingram:
Matthew may have been wanting to emphasize Jesus’s Davidic background.The Jews at the time expected Jesus to he born in Bethlehem and to be from David’s family. Seven centuries earlier this prophecy was written from Micah. The dream of the Magi to not return to Herod was a life changing/saving event for the baby boy who was named Jesus and our Savior LIVED.
Photograph by Casey Kremer of St Gregory's Stained Glass on the west wall of the Nave.
For further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12
“O Light of Light”
sung by the StGs quartet
“May all who seek to praise
aright through purer lives
show forth your light.”
Tags: Advent & Christmas 2021