Second Sunday After Christmas Day

Collect for the Day
O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Jeremiah 31:7-14
Ephesians 1:3-14
John 1:10-18

“The Joy and Tragedy of the Incarnation” by Rev. Thomas Kortus (sermon audio here)
God has eternally joined himself to creation in the person of Jesus. Jesus is present, working and intimately involved in the world by his Spirit and this is the joy of the incarnation. The tragedy is that many do not recognize Jesus’ presence in the world or have rejected him. This tragedy is not limited to those outside the church. This sermon explores ways we fail to see where Jesus is and what he is doing and describes what it looks like to cultivate a life of awareness and participation in what Jesus is doing in us and in the world.

Bonus material (referenced by Thomas in his sermon):

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