Thursday, December 20, 2012
1 Peter 2:1-10
When the robot landing on Mars took place in the spring of 1997, the first item on the agenda was to name the rocks discovered. These distant, unknown objects were now placed into clear, visible light, taking on personalities. Similarly, there is a Jewish legend that tells of the pride that each rock had as it was selected to be part of the Temple of Solomon. One uneven, misfitting rock was rejected, thrown down a cliff into a refuse heap below. When the time came to complete the Temple, there was a space that needed that rejected rock. It was searched down, discovered, and placed as the capstone that completed the Temple. Peter has this in mind in today’s passage.
Receive yourself as Jesus welcomes you—a unique, special rock, named and placed into the living stone, which is Christ Jesus.
The Reading for Today
This is the Third Week in Advent, Year C.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
We read the first and second letters of Peter in the season of Advent to Epiphany.