Monday, November 29, 2010

Monday-First week of Advent

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham became the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob,  became the father of Perez and Zerah ,whow mother of Tamar..(Mt 1:1-2)

These are the opening words of Matthew's Gospel. He begins with the basics-the genealogy of Jesus.
Matthew wants to establish that Jesus is the Messiah, the long awaited "Son of David" who would fulfill Old Abraham, through David, to Jesus. (Luke, in his genealogy, establish that Jesus is the Son of God.)
Both Matthew and Luke drew upon popular traditions (rather than written records), and both adapted the data. They are trying to establish Jesus' theological identity, not his DNA.
Like all of us, Jesus was part of a family. Families, every one of them, have "complications". God can turn them into blessings.
Jesus' family had plenty of skeletons in the closet. Probably your family is no different. They're still your family.
This is a good time of your to men some family ties.
                                              Spend some quite time with the Lord.