Wonder & Christmas

Wonder (n). Something that causes astonishment. A marvelous object; a marvel, prodigy.
(Oxford English Dictionary)

On the first Sunday after Christmas, December 26, the lectionary leaps from the infant Jesus to the precocious 12-year-old Jesus in the Temple. My sermon takes a deep dive into verse 51, in which Mary treasures in her heart “all of these things: the very things that Jesus speaks that she does not understand. To treasure that which we don’t understand is to open ourselves to wonder. And what better time than this to be present to the Mystery and the wonder that is God With Us?

The sermon text can be downloaded below, and a video of that Sunday’s worship service is linked on the Sermons page of this website.

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