Opening up the Bible: Episode 1 - Advent I B

Published: Nov 26 2020

This is the first episode in my series on the readings for upcoming Sundays. I hope to give my impressions and thoughts with this series.

Tea of the day: Ahmad Cardamom tea

The readings can be found on

2:17 - Isaiah 64:1-9

8:20 - Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

13:22 - 1 Corinthians 1:3-9

23:52 - Mark 13:24-37

46:40 - Sacred Song of the Week

This song is called "Cantaremos, Bailaremos" by La Semilla. I am joined by Thanh Montes on the guitar in this audio from a livestream we performed.

Here are the lyrics of the song:

Cantaremos, bailaremos, Él cantó de la esperanza

Habrá fiesta y todo el pueblo festejará su llegada.

El nuevo día que nos traerá la plena mañana

Renacerán en tus ojos sonrisas, sueños y esperanzas.

Desde lejos van llegando, se hace fuerte nuestro canto

Es el tiempo, y aquí estamos. Nuestra espera está acabando.

Con la mañana la tierra alumbrará, un sol de justicia.

No habrá más llanto, clamor, ni lagrimas, nacerá la vida.

We will sing, we will dance, for he sang about hope.

There will be celebrations and everybody will celebrate his arrival

The new day that he is bringing is the full morning.

Your smiles, dreams, and hopes will be reborn in your eyes.

People are coming from afar and our song is getting stronger

It’s time, and we’re here. Our wait is finishing.

The earth will shine in the morning with the sun of justice

there will be no more crying, yelling, nor tears, and life will be born.

Here is a link to "Despertar," the album by La Semilla that contains this song.

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