Matthew 2:1-12 – How will God involve us in 2020? To find out, we, like the magi, must come into close contact and connection with Jesus so we can “get home” by another way. Herod’s way of violence is not the answer!
Deuteronomy 26:1-19 is the defining narrative for the Israelites. They were once wanderers. Now they have a home and food. God acted and God saved them from desolation and disappearance. Now they respond with thanks – sharing the produce of their harvests so that those who are as vulnerable as they once were can feast, too!