It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.
‹Benjamin Franklin›
Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
23Jan
2005
Sun
11:52
author: Stingray
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Third Sunday after the Epiphany of Our Lord

Matthew 4:12-23

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

What a life filled with setbacks and continual difficulty. Nothing seems to go His way. And it will continue to seem as if nothing will ever go His way. And it all started while He was still in the womb.

Mary was with child by the Holy Spirit. Joseph, who was pledge to be her husband, was filled with doubt and confusion. "She's pregnant, but I didn't do it. What will the people think if I take her to be my wife while she's pregnant? Or, better yet, what will they think if we get married and the baby is already here?" So, he sought to divorce her quietly. How could he take Mary and the baby to be his own?

2Jan
2005
Sun
02:30
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Second Sunday after Christmas

John 1:1-18

In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made."

Is that not an interesting way to begin a Gospel? St. John points to the very beginning, using words that would have us look at the very beginning of our Scriptures—Genesis. More than that however, he tells you that your Savior was there when the heavens and the earth were created: "In the beginning was the Word..." Jesus is the Word! He was with God in the beginning, and He was God.