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O Come Emmanuel: Everyday Incarnation

I wanted to pass on this beautiful meditation on the everyday meaning of the Incarnation that we celebrate each Christmas, this being written by a Franciscan whose blog I follow. Take a few moments to prayerfully consider it.

Dating God

incarnationO Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.

There is only one Incarnation, but there are infinite signs of emmanuel.

I am struck today by the text from Isaiah that is the source for this antiphon: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; the young woman, pregnant and about to bear a son, shall name him Emmanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). The name of the coming Lord was foretold, but it wasn’t a proper name so much as a description of what God was about to do and what God has intended from all eternity.

The pregnant young woman, Mary of Nazareth, was a sign that fits the description of Isaiah, but she hasn’t been nor remains the only sign of emmanuel, God-with-us. If we are able to open the eyes of our hearts to see…

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This New Blog of Mine

Shakespeare the Blogger

Hi everyone! Some of you might know of me (Tom Webber aka TexasTom46) through my other blogs. My main blogs include my art blog found here: and one devoted primarily to sharing my personal reflections and poems located here: If you also host a blog, perhaps you have found yourself at times wanting to post things that don’t really fit the theme of your existing blog(s). Well, that is precisely what I have experienced over and over and over again. I finally decided to create an “anything goes” blog that will satisfy my many interests. Thus I present to you my new blog “Texas Tom’s Pete & RePete” blog. This one will be distinguished not only by the fact that it lacks a coherent theme but also due to the fact that I will often be re-posting articles from other sources that I find compelling, and which I believe will be of interest to others. But I will, occasionally, add my own thoughts here and there, too. Hopefully you will find something interesting and worthwhile, if not even thought-provoking and maybe even inspiring that will make your visit worthwhile. So I welcome you, my dear friend, to come on board as a user, stay a while, and visit often. And let me know what you think!

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