Category: Bishop Jonathan’s Blog

Kenosis

“…emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.” Philippians 2:7 Kenosis in Greek means, “to empty and to deprive.” The
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Consolation

“…waiting for the consolation of Israel…” Luke 2:25 Simeon must have seen already countless babies brought to the temple, throughout his long career as a priest. His ears
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Magnificat

“And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord” Luke 1:46 “”My soul magnifies the Lord.” “Magnificat anima mea Dominum” “Magnificat” is Latin translation of the English word, “magnify.”
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Fear Not

“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Luke 2:10 “Fear not…” This was what the angel
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Humility

“And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself…” Philippians 2:8 The first time, pride reared its ugly head, it corrupted God’s most trusted angel. Lucifer
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