Episode 33

A Thrill of Hope for the weary world - Letting ourselves be loved as a child of God


December 18th, 2023

27 mins 5 secs

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About this Episode

Fr. John and Jen sit down together again (finally!) for one last conversation of hope before Christmas.
Fr. John gives us a surefire way to be renewed in hope and joy this Christmas by bringing our repentant hearts to the manger this year.
Jen and Fr. John read from some of the carols of the season that give us strong theology for discipleship once we get past the well-known first verse.

Poem - Christina Rossetti - (1830 - 1894) - A Baby is a Harmless thing - https://tinyurl.com/5y7x9ava

A baby is a harmless thing
And wins our hearts with one accord,
And Flower of Babies was their King,
Jesus Christ our Lord:
Lily of lilies He
Upon His Mother's knee;
Rose of roses, soon to be
Crowned with thorns on leafless tree.

A lamb is innocent and mild
And merry on the soft green sod;
And Jesus Christ, the Undefiled,
Is the Lamb of God:
Only spotless He
Upon his Mother's knee;
White and ruddy, soon to be
Sacrificed for you and me.

Nay, lamb is not so sweet a word,
Nor lily half so pure a name;
Another name our hearts hath stirred,
Kindling them to flame:
'Jesus' certainly
Is music and melody:
Heart with heart in harmony
Carol we and worship we.

Narrated by Jen's son IJJ.

Season/Reason - Wreath Artwork - https://pixels.com/featured/christmas-wreath-reason-tish-wynne.html

Our original theme music is "Meditation" by Eric Hunter. - www.erichuntermusic.com