Saturday, December 20, 2014

Fourth Saturday of Advent (2014 Year B)

Today's Readings

The John readings (John 7:40-50) talk about doubts. Doubts on the behalf of several different groups of people. I think doubting is important. If we don't doubt, can we be sure that we have really thought things over?

There is also something important about thinking that people need to be from somewhere important in order to be important.

Finally, the Judges reading (Judges 13:2-24) is yet another example from the Bible of prophesies of a son being born. (Isaac, John the Baptist, Jesus quickly come to mind) Were there no predictions of daughters being born? Were they not recollected? Or are we supposed to believe that as women we are unimportant? There are many important women in the Old and New Testaments and the angel comes to Samson's mother, yet her name isn't even mentioned.

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