The Epiphany of the Lord

Some years back, my brother Matthew had solar panels installed on his house. It is an impressive set-up: 36 panels, each with a 225 watt capacity, for a total of 8.1 kilowatts.

Third Sunday of Advent – Year B

“I rejoice heartily in the Lord, in my God is the joy of my soul.” We hear this from the prophet Isaiah. In the Responsorial Psalm, we hear, “My soul rejoices in my God.”

Second Sunday of Advent – Year B

“Be God’s Amazing Grace”

When I hear today’s 2nd reading from 2 Peter, echoing Psalm 90:4, when it tell us “With the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day,” I remember one of the later verses of John Newton’s hymn “Amazing Grace.”

First Sunday of Advent – Year B

Imagine being wheeled into an operating room for an organ transplant. The anaesthesia is quickly taking effect, colors are blurring, voices are muffled, everything seems far away.