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December 13, 2019

St. Lucy

Mt 11: 16-19

“But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Embracing Emmanuel

“Kids these days… Am I right?”

My students are quite different than they were when I first started teaching 12 years ago. Or maybe the students remain very similar and I am the one who has changed – from a young alum teacher to now husband, father, and proud mini-van owner. 

From childhood to adulthood, I’ve gone back and forth from being judgmental and dismissive of others to being charitable and attentive to others.  Why do I easily reject the Christ who lives and dwells among us? Because others fall short of my desires or criteria? Because others challenge or bring me discomfort? Because I am unable to see “others” as “us”?

While knowledge is abundant in today’s information age, wisdom is scarce. May God be our source of true wisdom. May God grant us wisdom so we may better recognize and embrace the God who is with us, Our Emmanuel.

Joe Nava is a math teacher and 2002 graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas.

Prayer

O Come, O Wisdom from on high,
who orders all things mightily,
to us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.

Rejoice, Rejoice, Emmanuel,
shall come to thee, O Israel.

—Excerpt from O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, translated by John M. Neale.


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December 13, 2019

St. Lucy

Mt 11: 16-19

“But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

Embracing Emmanuel

“Kids these days… Am I right?”

My students are quite different than they were when I first started teaching 12 years ago. Or maybe the students remain very similar and I am the one who has changed – from a young alum teacher to now husband, father, and proud mini-van owner. 

From childhood to adulthood, I’ve gone back and forth from being judgmental and dismissive of others to being charitable and attentive to others.  Why do I easily reject the Christ who lives and dwells among us? Because others fall short of my desires or criteria? Because others challenge or bring me discomfort? Because I am unable to see “others” as “us”?

While knowledge is abundant in today’s information age, wisdom is scarce. May God be our source of true wisdom. May God grant us wisdom so we may better recognize and embrace the God who is with us, Our Emmanuel.

Joe Nava is a math teacher and 2002 graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas.

Prayer

O Come, O Wisdom from on high,
who orders all things mightily,
to us the path of knowledge show,
and teach us in her ways to go.

Rejoice, Rejoice, Emmanuel,
shall come to thee, O Israel.

—Excerpt from O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, translated by John M. Neale.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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