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The Second Sunday of Christmas - Year A

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

C. S. Lewis said that it sometimes seemed an anticlimax to move from the broad poetic sweep of the Old Testament to the narrow focus and seemingly mundane concern of the New.

No chance of that this week; but the readings show well enough why the problem occurs. Early Christian writers were faced with a towering challenge. They believed that the events concerning Jesus were the fulfilment, the filling-full-ment, of the long and winding story of Israel. The hopes and fears, the laughter and tears, of all the years of Israel’s story, and the...

Taken from Twelve Months of Sundays Year A by N T Wright

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