Christianity is not a mythic system. It is an historical religion that makes very concrete historical claims, and the first Christians were intensely interested in the historicity of what they were describing and preaching about. We see an example of this in St. Luke’s Gospel today. The evangelist tell us that something actually happened in history, something so strange, unexpected, and rare that it changed everything.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Baruch 5:1-9
Psalm – Psalm 126:1-6
Reading 2 – Philippians 1:4-11
Gospel – Luke 3:1-6