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Friday, Third Week of Advent (O Lord of Lords)

December 18, 2015

JMJ

Blessed Ember Friday!

O Lord of Lords
And Leader of the house of Israel
Who appeared to Moses in the bush’s flaming fire,
And gave to him the Law of Sinai
Come stretch out Your mighty hand to set us free

OLord
Revelation 17:14:
They will fight against the Lamb but the Lamb will conquer them, for He is the Lord of Lords
(see also Isaiah 11:4-5, 33:22, Genesis 3, Exodus 3, Exodus 19-20, Deuteronomy 10:17, I Timothy 6:16,
Psalm 136:3, Micah 5:2, Matthew 2:6)

Readings:
Jeremiah 23:5-8 (God will raise a righteous shoot to David to save His people)
Psalm 72: 1-2, 12-13, 18-19 “Justice shall flourish in His time, and fullness of peace forever”
+ Matthew 1:18-25 (an angel tells Joseph to take Mary as his wife, and he obeys)

The righteous man

gives ear to God,
obeys
divine commands.

God tells him how
to save the poor.

In Joseph’s case,
that meant
he took his wife
into his home
and claimed
her Son.

Do I follow Joseph’s example?
Is it true of me that “to hear is to obey”?

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