Rev. Chris Hedges: Christmas, Charity, Anti-Empire and the Revolutionary Jesus

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Originally published Dec. 24, 2014

with Chris Hedges

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Rev. Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock discuss the real meaning of Christmas with Paul Jay.

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Originally published Dec. 24, 2014

with Chris Hedges

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Rev. Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock discuss the real meaning of Christmas with Paul Jay. Continue reading

Rev. Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock: Christmas, Charity and the Revolutionary Jesus

JESUS COMUNIST

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Dandelion Salad

Originally published Dec. 24, 2014

with Chris Hedges

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Rev. Chris Hedges and Rev. David Bullock discuss the real meaning of Christmas with Paul Jay. Continue reading

Reverend Chris Hedges and Reverend David Bullock: Christmas, Charity, and the Revolutionary Jesus

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Christmas Dawn: The Shepherds Glorified God For All They Had Seen

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Merry Christmas!

by Don Schwager
www.dailyscripture.net
December 25, 2013

Verbum caro factum est

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Scripture: Luke 2:15-20 (alternate readings from: Matthew 1:1-25; Luke 2:1-14; John 1:1-5,9-14)

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it they made known the saying which had been told them concerning this child; 18 and all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

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Message of the Day: A New Way of Love

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May 2, 2013

Message of the Day

Let us beware of rebellion against the Lord. Circumstances are of his choosing, because He wants to bless us, to lead us (even through the wilderness) out of Egypt, that is, out of ourselves. Settle the complaint with God, and it will settle other things. Continue reading

Message of the Day: Merry Christmas

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December 25, 2012

Message of the Day

In the case of the virgin birth the power of the Highest was implanted immaterially in the undefiled body and took the Virgin’s purity as the material for the flesh, employing it as the contribution of the virgin body towards the formation of one who was in truth a new Man… Continue reading

Message of the Day: And who is my neighbor?

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A Daily Spiritual Seed
– resources for prayer and spiritual growth

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MESSAGE OF THE DAY

“. . . I am troubled by the pangs of rage, of greed, of gloom. I am
drawn to scatter that gentleness which I had embraced as my own.
And so if I am not to be carried off by turbulent rage into
bitterness I must groan mightily and call out, ‘Come to my help, O
God; Lord, hurry to my rescue.'”
– John Cassian, 5th Century –

(Sound advice for troubling times!)

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SCRIPTURE  READINGS
http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/

Gal 1:6-12;    Ps 111:1b-2, 7-8, 9 and 10c;    Lk 10:25-37

R. (5) The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.

I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart
in the company and assembly of the just.
Great are the works of the LORD,
exquisite in all their delights.

The works of his hands are faithful and just;
sure are all his precepts,
Reliable forever and ever,
wrought in truth and equity.

He has sent deliverance to his people;
he has ratified his covenant forever;
holy and awesome is his name.
His praise endures forever.

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REFLECTION ON THE SCRIPTURES
– from “Daily Bread”
http://www.preacherexchange.com/daily_bread.htm

“And who is my neighbor?”

Jesus might have countered the law scholar’s question with a
rhetorical question of his own: “Who isn’t your neighbor?” Instead,
Jesus tells the intriguing story of the Good Samaritan. As he
describes the compassion, generosity and ongoing concern of
neighborly love, the notion that anyone should be excluded
evaporates. We are led to question whether anyone should be
exempted from the duty to serve those in need; and we know that
millions across the globe live in dire need today. May our love for
God be fervent and so lead us to a healthy balance in self-care,
care for those in our charge, and care for our brothers and sisters
around the world.

“For the grace to be channels of God’s love, we pray.”

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THEOLOGICAL GEMS FROM EMIL MERCH’S “THEOLOGY OF THE MYSTICAL BODY”
from http://www.innerexplorations.com/chtheomortext/theolgems.htm

424-5. When we say that He is Son, we indicate His entire origin;
when we say that He spirates the Holy Spirit, we indicate His
entire activity; and the two together designate Him in His
entirety. He is nothing but Spirator as He is nothing but Son, for
in their absolute simplicity the two are strictly identical.

426. Jesus promises Him (the Holy Spirit), sends Him, and gives
Him, for the Spirit is His.

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Message of the Day: At a time of crisis

Message of the Day: At a time of crisis

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MESSAGE OF THE DAY

Outwardly one’s life may suffer every kind of limitation, from
bodily paralysis to miserable surroundings, but inwardly it is free
in meditation to reach out to a sphere of light, beauty, truth,
love, and power.
– Paul Brunton, “Meditations for People in Crisis”

(Nothing can separate us from the love of God poured out in Christ
Jesus. Rm. 8: 38)

SCRIPTURE READINGS
http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/

Acts 16:22-34; Ps. 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8

R. (7c) Your right hand saves me, O Lord.

I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart,
for you have heard the words of my mouth;
in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise;
I will worship at your holy temple,
and give thanks to your name.

Because of your kindness and your truth,
you have made great above all things
your name and your promise.
When I called, you answered me;
you built up strength within me.

Your right hand saves me.
The LORD will complete what he has done for me;
your kindness, O LORD, endures forever;
forsake not the work of your hands.


GOSPEL MEDITATION

– from http://www.dailyscripture.net/

It is the work of the Holy Spirit to both convict us of wrongdoing
and to convince us of God’s truth. The Spirit convinces us of the
righteousness of Christ, backed by the fact that Jesus rose again
and went to his Father. The Holy Spirit also convicts us of
judgment. The Spirit gives us the inner and unshakable conviction
that we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God. God’s
judgments are just and good. When we heed his judgments we find
true peace, joy and reconciliation with God. Do you allow the Holy
Spirit free reign in your life that he may set you free from the
grip of sin and set you ablaze with the fire of God’s love?

“Come Holy Spirit, and let the fire of your love burn in my heart.
Let me desire only what is pure, lovely, holy and good and in
accord with the will of God and give me the courage to put away all
that is not pleasing in your sight.”

Message of the Day: What Can I Do for You, God?

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From
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MESSAGE OF THE DAY

It is not of God’s severity that He requires much from man; it is
of His great kindness that He will have the soul to open herself
wider, to be able to receive much, that He may bestow much upon
her. Let no one think that it is hard to attain thereunto. Although
it sound hard, and is hard at first, as touching the forsaking and
dying to all things, yet, when one has reached this state, no life
can be easier, or sweeter, or fuller of pleasures; for God is right
diligent to be with us at all seasons, and to teach us, that He may
bring us to Himself, when we are like to go astray. None of us ever
desired anything more ardently than God desires to bring men to the
knowledge of Himself.

– Johannes Tauler

LECTIONARY READINGS
http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/

Col 2:6-15; Ps 145:1b-2, 8-9, 10-11; Lk 6:12-19

R. (9) The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.

I will extol you, O my God and King,
and I will bless your name forever and ever.
Every day will I bless you,
and I will praise your name forever and ever.

The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and of great kindness.
The LORD is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.

Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
and speak of your might.

Praying the Daily Gospels
– by Philip St. Romain:
http://www.liguori.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=6614

Luke 6: 12-19 (Jesus chooses the Twelve)

Jesus knew that he would one day die, and he knew that he would not even begin to scratch the surface of a populated earth without the continuous ministry of his followers through the ages. That is why he called the Twelve to be his followers; that is why he still
calls us to minister.

– If someone were to ask you who you are and what is important in
this worldl, how wouldI you answer?

– Spend some time being present to God’s healing Spirit.

SAYINGS OF LIGHT AND LOVE
by St. John of the Cross
– jottings from his notebooks

21. The pure and whole work done for God in a pure heart merits a
whole kingdom for its owner.

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Message of the Day: Hope, Faith and Love

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From
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MESSAGE OF THE DAY

We can walk without fear, full of hope and courage and strength to do His will, waiting for the endless good which He is always giving as fast as He can get us able to take it in.
– George Macdonald

SCRIPTURE READINGS
http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/

Nm 13:1-2, 25–14:1, 26a-29a, 34-35; Ps 106:6-7ab, 13-14, 21-22, 23; Mt 15: 21-28

R. (4a) Remember us, O Lord, as you favor your people.

We have sinned, we and our fathers;
we have committed crimes; we have done wrong.
Our fathers in Egypt
considered not your wonders.

But soon they forgot his works;
they waited not for his counsel.
They gave way to craving in the desert
and tempted God in the wilderness.

They forgot the God who had saved them,
who had done great deeds in Egypt,
Wondrous deeds in the land of Ham,
terrible things at the Red Sea.

Then he spoke of exterminating them,
but Moses, his chosen one,
Withstood him in the breach
to turn back his destructive wrath.

Praying the Daily Gospels
– by Philip St. Romain:
http://www.liguori.org/productdetails.cfm?PC=6614

– Matthew 15: 21-28 (Messiah of the Gentiles)

This passage describes an event which took place during the only time Jesus ever ventured outside Jewish territory. While seeking respite from the demands of the crowds who followed him and from the authorities who tormented him, he is confronted by a persistent Canaanite woman. Even though she is a Gentile and, as a Canaanite, a member of the Jews’ most ancient enemy, her faith and love finally move Jesus to grant her requests.

• “The family that prays together, stays together” is a familiar saying. How important is praying and worshiping as a family to you? Resolve to find books and pamphlets on family prayer to help deepen this experience.

• Spend some time thanking God for those people in your life who love you.

MYSTICISM
– by Evelyn Underhill –

Apart from the plain necessity of casting out imperfection and sin, what is the type of “good character” which will best serve the self in its journey towards union with the Absolute?
The mystics of all ages and all faiths agree in their answer. Those three virtues which the instinct of the Catholic Church fixed upon as the necessities of the cloistered life—the great Evangelical counsel of voluntary Poverty with its departments, Chastity, the poverty of the senses, and Obedience, the poverty of the will—are also, when raised to their highest term and transmuted by the Fire of Love, the essential virtues of the mystical quest.
— Part 2, Chapter 3