Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Isaiah 35:1-10
Response: Psalm 146:4-9
Epistle: James 5:7-10
Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11
Fr. Bill talks about what John the Baptist expected of the Messiah, how it differed from reality, and the role that doubt plays in our faith.