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John the Baptist Denies Being the Messiah (John 1:19-28)

Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He...

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The Birth of Jesus Foretold (Luke 1:26-38)

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is...

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving – by James Martin, SJ

Thank you, God. I’m grateful, God, for so many things. I’m grateful, God, for the gift of life. Without you I wouldn’t be here. Without you, nothing would be here. Without you, nothing would be at all. I’m grateful for my parents, God. Even if they weren’t perfect, or completely functional, they loved me the...