This is a repost from 2008, as will be the readings for the Jesse Tree. We’re using our Christmas tree again, and it’s all set up and ready to go now! Tomorrow I’ll begin the readings daily. I hope you enjoy them! (Also, we’ve made new ornaments, which means new pictures!)
One more update for 2012: I’ve uploaded all the readings in a PDF format here, in case you’d like to print them off and keep them in a little folder or notebook, as our family does, for easy reference around the tree. (If you need it, download Adobe’s PDF Reader for free here.)
And a new update for 2013: All links for the Jesse Tree postings are on this page.
I mentioned before that we’d made ornaments for the Jesse Tree. This year, we decided to use our Christmas tree as the Jesse Tree and create dough ornaments that will last for years to come. The results of the ornaments are beautiful! I’ve taken a picture of each one and will post it with our readings and theme for each day’s readings and ornament.
(Note for 2009: The reading of being caught sleeping is not in this year’s cycle, but all the readings caution us to not be comfortable in our faith. We should always be striving to improve. Our work as Christians, our faith journey, is not finished until Christ comes in glory. We cannot simply declare our belief and fool ourselves into thinking that our work is finished! For more commentary on today’s Gospel, go here.)