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Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall 
bring forth a son, and they shall call his 
name Emmanuel, . . . God with us. - Matthew 1:23 (KJV)

Although Christmas is a time of joy for many, it can also be a time of sorrow. Some people experience isolation and loneliness in the face of broken relationships or the painful absence of loved ones who have passed away. Others struggle with the financial demands they feel in this...

Today's Prayer
Holy and Incarnate One, thank you for living among us. Remind us that you understand all that we will ever 
experience and that you are with us in love through it all. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Hebrews 2:10-18

Thought for the Day

Christ understands all that I experience.

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