Light and Darkness

For 21 December 2023, December 21, based on Zephaniah 3:14-18a

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Sing aloud, O daughter Zion;
shout, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart,
O daughter Jerusalem!
The Lord has taken away the judgements against you,
he has turned away your enemies.
The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst;
you shall fear disaster no more.
On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:
Do not fear, O Zion;
do not let your hands grow weak.
The Lord, your God, is in your midst,
a warrior who gives victory;
he will rejoice over you with gladness,
he will renew you in his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing
as on a day of festival.
I will remove disaster from you,
so that you will not bear reproach for it.

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Sr. MaryAnn Lucy, OP

About Sr. MaryAnn Lucy, OP

Sr. Maryann is a Dominican sister of Sinsinawa, Wisconsin. She has served as a missionary in Bolivia, a bilingual pastoral minister, and a licensed professional counselor. She lives in community at Stair Crest in Muskego, Wisconsin.