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Love Bravely

Love Builds Up
It's a Manger in There
What Wisdom and Learning Cannot See
The Face of God
Sing This Song
An Advent Question
Steps of Bravery: Walking into Darkness
Do All With Love
Teachable Moments
Jesus Goes to All Lengths to Find Us
My Annual Binge
God's Great Kindness: A Source of Freedom
"To What Shall I Compare This Generation?"
Asleep in Your Friendship
Let's Sing a New Song
Ancestral Connections
Choose Love
Proceeding with Faith
Dance for Joy
The Gift of Letting Go
Where is My Trust in the Holy Spirit
But We Hear This Every Year
Love Bravely
Artwork by Kit Clancy '20

Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25
First Reading: IS 52:7-10
Responsorial Psalm: PS 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Second Reading: HEB 1:1-6
Gospel: JN 1:1-18 OR JN 1:1-5, 9-14

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.”    Isaiah 9:1

Darkness is all around!  The darkness emanates from the shortage of daylight that characterizes the winter solstice in our northern hemisphere. The darkness proceeds from signs that greed, hate, lies, misunderstanding, stereotyping, and scapegoating are growing more prevalent in our world. In many particulars, the gloom springs from our sensing that evil is winning and that things are getting worse.

In Jesus’ day, darkness was also ubiquitous. Jesus lived in an occupied country, a strong Roman military prowled ever present. People felt frustrated with over-taxation, inequality and capitulation. Many people in Jesus’ day were looking for a savior, a Messiah, a light.  

God sent Jesus to dispel the dark and to bring hope.  Jesus is our Savior – the Wonder Counselor, God-Hero, and Prince of Peace. He helped the world then, and he helps the world now. 

Celebrate and Rejoice- for he is born today! Let Jesus come into your heart anew! God wants us to believe and to truly embrace the fact that light overcomes the darkness.  If we love bravely, like he loved, God prevails. Love wins.  

“Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord.
They shall exult before the LORD, for he comes;
for he comes to rule the earth.
He shall rule the world with justice
and the peoples with his constancy.”    Psalm 96

Merry Christmas and LOVE BRAVELY, Seattle Prep.

Brian Mack is the Director of Community Ministry, a member of the Theology Department and the Track and Field High Hurdles coach at Seattle Prep. He is father to Co-Author, Quinnan '22 and Corey ('12). Quinnan Mack '22 is a freshman who participates in Pep Band at Seattle Prep.