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Because I am Baptized

Mark 1:4-114John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a…

Star Words

Matthew 2:1-121In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, magi from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 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.” 3When King Herod heard this, he was…

Christmas Eve

Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]1In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3All went to their own towns to be registered. 4Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of…

Greetings Favored Ones

Luke 1:26-3826In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27to a virgin woman engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28And the angel came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 29But…

Who are you?

John 1:6-8, 19-286There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.  19This is the testimony given by John when the Judeans sent priests and Levites…

Beginning of the Good News

Mark 1:1-81The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,  who will prepare your way; 3the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:  ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,  make straight the paths of the Lord,’ ”4John the baptizer appeared…

Awake and Watch

Mark 13:24-37[Jesus said:] 24“In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened,  and the moon will not give its light, 25and the stars will be falling from heaven,  and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.26Then they will see ‘the Son-of-Man coming in clouds’ with great power and glory. 27Then the Son-of-Man will send out the angels, and…

Christ the King

Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46Jesus compares himself to a king who moves among his subjects to see how he is treated: what is done for the least of those who belong to his family is truly done for him.[Jesus said:] 31“When the Son-of-Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on…

Return on Investments

Matthew 25:14-30[Jesus said:] 14“For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16The one who had received the five talents went off at once and…

Wise and Foolish

Matthew 25:1-13[Jesus said to the disciples:] 1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5As the bridegroom…

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