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FIRST READING - ISAIAH 63:7-9
63:7 Can you recount all the gracious deeds and praiseworthy acts of the LORD? What are they? What is the difference between mercy and steadfast love?
Here is a Psalm that can be adapted for use as a Call to Worship if I ever saw one!
2:10 What a bummer! From the joy and celebration of Christmas a mere four days ago we now get sufferings. The Christ child has just been born and already we are hearing about his sufferings.
2:13 In Matthew, how many times does an Angel appear to Joseph in a dream? Has an angel of the Lord ever appeared to you in a dream? Why Egypt? John Shelby Spong has an opinion about why Egypt? Why would Herod want to destroy the child Jesus?