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The Rev. Ernest Brooks

Ernest Brooks: It Takes a Village

Luke 2:25-40

1st Sunday after Christmas - Year B

December 31, 2017

The Rev. Ernest Brooks (other)


The Gospel lesson for this first Sunday of the liturgical season of Christmas draws our attention to two elders of Jesus' village: Simeon and Anna. They are the wise ones, the Griots, the prophets, the sages, the keepers of the gate, the mediums who serve as the connective tissue between the unrealized hopes and dreams of yesterday, the blessings and challenges of today and the promises for a brighter tomorrow. These are the persons who spoke over and into the Jesus' life by recognizing and affirming the life-altering and world changing anointing that gave definition to his very being, even in birth and infancy. They represent the village elders who blessed and affirmed both Mary and Joseph while also preparing them for the unique blessings and challenges that would come with the sacred responsibility of raising the Christ child - the long hoped-for Messiah as described by the prophet Isaiah who would come, not only to restore Israel, but to serve as the savior of the world.

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The Rev. Dr. Rosalyn R. Nichols

A Mother's Wisdom

Proverbs 31:10-31

17th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

September 20, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Rosalyn Nichols (CC(DC))

I confess that the only times I have heard this passage read has been a part of the eulogy in honor of a woman who lived in ways that we wish to celebrate. Still as much as we love to hear Who can find a virtuous woman, I believe it behooves us to consider the context of this passage.

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