Categories: HomiliesPublished On: December 2nd, 2020Tags: , 305 words9.2 min read

Here are links to our readings for the day:

23rd Psalm

One of the most recognizable psalms is the 23rd psalm. Nearly every funeral will have this psalm for the responsorial psalm. It is thought that David wrote this psalm. As young shepherd boy, he would be with the flock day and night. He would have to protect the sheep from lions, bears, and wolves and other predators. Is it any wonder he got so good with a sling? The words are not very simple words of comfort but words of strength. “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.” We all say God is with us but do we also say I shall not want? That takes some conviction and trust.

Advent is a season of conviction and trust. It is a month to look inwardly and judge. Not others but yourself. Are you in a good place? Or is there work that needs to be done? We know there is always room for improvement, but only if we make the effort. With long nights, cloudy days, and cold weather it is too easy to just hibernate. But please, do not. It is also a time to dig out that candle from the junk drawer. Make a nice setting for it. Get a comfortable chair, but not a recliner. Calm yourself for a few minutes. Then begin, God, I want to make some changes. Open my mind and heart to hear your Words. Read slowly the readings for the day. Absorb what you are reading. Then, even if nothing comes to you, thank God for His time. Amen

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Fr Ed Anderson
Email: fatheredanderson[at]
Phone: 715.817.3736

St. Joseph Church – Rice Lake
Holy Trinity – Haugen
St. John the Evangelist – Birchwood
Our Lady of Lourdes – Dobie

Fr Ed Anderson