In being baptised by John, Jesus recognised that a new phase of his life was beginning. John was also publicly acknowledging that a new abundant phase of life for the world was also beginning
THEME: Awareness of Divinity –
Access to our Inner Well.
Immersion in water –
Immersion in the Earth’s life.
One of Marcus Borg’s favorite examples of how poetry enriches liturgy:
A meandering stream runs close to a rural church dear to his childhood
With clear water in springtime, turned a sullied brown by summer’s end
THEME: The Interplay Between the Inner and Outer Worlds. The Journey to the place where we once began
Out of this house where there is no room
For the little ones that to him belong
(He is weak but he is God)
This is no time for a child to be born,
With the earth betrayed by war & hate
And a comet slashing the sky to warn
That time runs out & the sun burns late.
The outside shed where Jesus lay
Was home to goat and ox;
It was a dirty place to be;
Fit for the shepherds’ flocks;
If we allowed ourselves to meet God everywhere, each day would become a Christmas.
Christmas is not so much a season of the year as a season of the human heart.
Theme: Dreamtime Reality — Season of Hope
Thoughts for Reflection
To travel hopefully is the mark of a pilgrim. To believe one has arrived is the mark of the insecure.
O Ultimate mystery,
who comes to us in many pictures,
grant that the story of Christmas may
awaken the child within us
We rejoice that Jesus led people to discover the sacred in the ordinary: in the crowd, in the lowly, in the everyday life, in human yearnings to be better people, and in being neighbor to one another.
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