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Day 4: Friday, January 21

Matthew 2:6 “And you, Bethlehem… are by no means least.”  Though small and suffering, we lack nothing. Reading:  From you shall come forth…one who is to rule in Israel.  Micah 5:2-5a, 7-8 Reflection:  From the small and lowly city of Bethlehem, the Lord, the Son of God, made his entrance into the world. From the womb […]

Day 3: Thursday, January 20

Matthew 2:3 “When king Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.” The presence of Christ turns the world upside down. Reading:  So we labored … from break of dawn until the stars came out.  Nehemiah 4:18-21 Reflection:  The Lord has come amongst us. Christ’s coming dis­turbs the ways of the world. In […]

Day 2: Wednesday, January 19

Matthew 2:2 “Where is He who has been born king of the Jews?”  Humble leadership breaks down walls and builds up with love. Reading:  The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve.  Matthew 20:20-28 Reflection:  Jeremiah denounces the bad leadership of the kings of Israel who divided and scattered the people (Jeremiah […]

Day 1: Tuesday, January 18

Matthew 2:2 “We saw His star in the East.” Raise us up and draw us to your perfect light. Reading:  This grace… has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 1:7-10 Reflection:  In this fragile and uncertain world, we look for a light, a ray of hope from afar. In […]

DAY 8 – Testimony: Salim Baz (Orthodox) – Lebanon

Whenever I am asked why I chose to make a commitment to the Sword of the Spirit, I say that one of the main reasons, if not the main reason, is its ecumenical dimension. Being in community with Christians from other churches has been extremely valuable to me in my growth as a disciple, not […]

DAY 8 – Meditation: January 25th from Br. Joe

John 15: 11 “So that my joy may be in you, and your joy complete” Jesus never does things in half-measures. When it comes to joy he wants our joy to be complete. Nothing missing.  Our verse reads, “that your joy may be complete”.  Sometimes it’s translated “that your joy may be full.”  This reminds me of the […]