Saturday 17 December 2011 – “Part of the Story”   Leave a comment

The Bible passages set for today were:  Genesis 49: 2, 8-10, and Matthew 1: 1-17.

Matthew begins his Gospel with a genealogy of Jesus, in the 42 generations recorded there are some names very familiar from the Old Testament stories. Genealogies have been very important in many human cultures. It seems likely that Matthew included it here to show God’s purposes throughout history and to emphasis Jesus’ importance.

I don’t know my own genealogy back further than a few generations but I am aware that part of my own spirituality builds on that of my ancestors.

After a tiring day that’s as far as my thoughts have gone for this reflection.

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Posted December 17, 2011 by Martyn Cooper in Advent 2011 Reflections

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