FirstReading Isaiah 60:1-6
72:2 What does it mean that God gives the king justice?
3:1 So Paul was a prisoner for the Gentiles but not the Jews?
2:1 When was the time of King Herod? Forgetting what you think you know from familiar carols, according to this Scripture, how many wise men were there? Must the original “Magi” be translated “men”? Where in the East might they have come from?
How long after the fact do we include concerns in the Prayers of the People? It has been a few weeks since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. How many Churches continue to include Newtown in their Sunday public prayers? Here is a link to the first petition of my Prayers of the People the Sunday after Newtown. The petition is original.