O God, who wonderfully created, and yet more wonderfully restored, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, your Son Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:7-14
Response: Psalm 84
Epistle: Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a
Gospel: John 1:1-18
Fr. Bill talks about the traditional Christmas story, how it differs from the story in today's Gospel, and talks about John, who appeared in the wilderness.