Zeph. 3:14–18——J5, “the prodigal son mystery”: God’s mercy
Phlp. 4:4–7——J1, S4:S2—— rejoice always!
Lk. 3: 10–18——L1, L2:L5——the three baptisms: water, Spirit, fire
Monday, 12/14/15, John of the Cross
Nm. 24:2–7, 15–17——L1——Balaam as a prefigurement of John the Baptist
Mt. 21: 23–27––L1——on John’s baptism
Zeph. 3:1–2, 9–13—— L1: humble repentance = purification + G2: humility vs. proud self-exaltation
Mt. 21: 28–32——L1: parable of the two sons: our task is to do the will of God
Is. 45: 6–8, 18, 21–25——J1: intelligent design!
Lk. 7: 18–23——G1: Christ is the resurrection and the life!
Gn. 49: 2, 8–10——J4: the voice and leadership of the Church
Mt. 1: 1–17——J3: genealogy of Jesus
Jer. 23: 5–8——J1: J3: prophecy of Christ’s coming
Mt. 1: 18–25——J1:J3
Jgs. 13: 2–7, 24–25——J1: annunciation of the birth of Samson; L3: the need for ascetical practice to cultivate holiness
Lk. 1: 5–25——J1: annunciation of the birth of John