The world looks new after the dawning of Christmas Day. These lessons imagine and celebrate a new day when the world will be different. In the first lesson, there will be a great diverse and inclusive gathering. God will devote special attention to bringing back home those who have been driven away. And there will be room for a diversity of belief and practice, including our neighbors who worship different gods. The psalm is a celebration of the God who does right, rightly and righteously by all the peoples of the world with special attention to those who have been oppressed. The epistle celebrates our claiming as children of God made possible by the woman-born Messiah, Jesus. The gospel looks back to the beginning of all things and finds the Word that would become flesh there, at and before the dawn of creation.
Sunday 2 After Christmas
- by Wil
- December 22, 2021
- Blog, Womens Lectionary
WilBiblical scholar in Hebrew and Hebrew Bible: special interest in translation textual plurality, (Septuagint, Dead Seas Scrolls, Samaritan Pentateuch, Aleppo Codex, Leningrad Codex); feminist, womanist and post-colonial biblical interpretation; prophets and prophecy in the Ancient Near East and ancient Israel Episcopal priest, product of the Black Church, author, blogger, preacher, teacher, lecturer, public speaker
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Crystal JonesJanuary 11, 2022 9:57 am
I just bought Dr. Gafney’s book. At my church, All Saints in Pasadena, CA, we use the lectionary and it has helped me strengthen the integration of my faith and allowed me to tap into a more loving wisdom, and honed my instincts – just enhanced how I experience life. Thank you.