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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, Andy, S.J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-10T15:28:30Z
dc.date.available2014-12-10T15:28:30Z
dc.date.issued2011-01-02en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/64924
dc.description.abstractWhen Jesus saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. Mark 6en_US
dc.description.abstractSecond Week of Christmas|On Sunday, January 2, the US will celebrate the Epiphany of the Lord, although most of the world will celebrate it on Thursday, January 6. The Epiphany celebrates the light that has come into the darkness of the world and that our salvation was made known to the Gentiles. Outside of the US, the Second Sunday of Christmas is celebrated, with the beginning of John's Gospel and its poetic images of light and the Word.| Tuesday is the Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious. Wednesday is the Memorial of Saint John Neumann, bishop. The different days of celebrating the Epiphany means that readings are mostly the same, but used on different days during the week.|The Gospels this week are from all four gospel writers, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. We read of Jesus traveling through Galilee “teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness among the people.” He feeds loaves and fishes to the hungry and exhorts his disciples, “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!” when they are caught in a storm at sea. When he reads from the scriptures at the synagogue, he proclaims, “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” He meets a leper: “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” Jesus heals him. John tells his followers he is not the Christ. “He must increase; I must decrease.”|Sunday is the Baptism of the Lord. We hear the Lord say in the first reading from Isaiah, “Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased, upon whom I have put my spirit.” That is echoed in Luke's Gospel, after Jesus' baptism: “And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”| This feast marks the end of the Christmas season and on Monday we begin Ordinary Time on the Church calendar.en_US
dc.description.abstractDaily Prayer This Week |There is a very quick transition after Christmas. We move into Jesus' public life, almost completely passing over the hidden life years. At the end of the week, John is crying out, ‘The one who is coming after me ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.” |It helps to recognize this and let ourselves enter this part of the mystery of the Incarnation. We are living in the flesh each day of our lives. He came to enter this life and be with us in it. After Christmas, we have this wonderful Christmas season, days to let the blessing of Christmas settle in before we move toward Ordinary Time again. |Each one of us can begin our new year in this Christmas season, by staying in touch with ourselves in the flesh - as people who are touched by Jesus' coming. We can turn to our Lord throughout each day and have real conversations with our Savior: over the kitchen sink, while doing laundry, in front of the washing machine. This practice can make sacred any part of our “ordinary life” that we hold up to God. |During our preparation for Christmas we asked the Lord to open our hearts, to let us wait with patient trust, and to come to us. Last week we experienced joy and the mixed challenges of Christmas. This week we have the opportunity to have ordinary conversations with our God who came to be with us. |Thank you so much, Lord, for becoming flesh for me. And, thank you for being with me now, in the midst of each day's joys and sorrows. I ask you to increase my trust in you, my desire for closeness with you and my commitment to turn to you all day long. Continue to be with me when I have to make difficult decisions, when I need extra patience and care when in challenging situations. Continue to let my heart experience the joy of Christmas this week as I see signs of your presence with me. |When these words take on our own voice and our details, it will feel very personal. And, when we speak about our fears, our needs, when we express our gratitude and our deep desires, we are living and intimate relationship with the one who became flesh.en_US
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dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese prayer guides may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.subject.otherChristmas - Week: 2en_US
dc.titleSecond Week of Christmas: Jan. 2 - 9, 2011en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.date.day5en_US
dc.date.year2011en_US
dc.date.monthJanuaryen_US
dc.program.unitCollaborative Ministry Officeen_US
dc.url.link1http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/Prayeren_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorAlexander, Andrew F., S.J.en_US
dc.date.seasonChristmasen_US
dc.date.weekWeek: 2en_US
dc.title.seriesWeekly Guides for Daily Prayer with the Readings from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US
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