This Sunday the readings include the famous prophecy of Immanuel.
They proclaim God’s supremacy and our call to holiness.
They review the basics of the gospel message.
And they record the birth of Jesus and how it came about.
Here are 10 things to know and share . . .
1) What does the first reading say?
The first reading is Isaiah 7:10-14. (You can read it here.)
In this reading the prophet Isaiah confronts Ahaz, the king of Judea. He demands that Ahaz name a sign to show that the Lord will protect his kingdom. The sign can be as “high as heaven” or “as deep as sh’ol” (Hebrew, “the grave,” “the underworld”; pronounced “sh’OL”).
Ahaz, however, refuses to name a sign,...READ MORE