A sermon preached at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Pawtucket, RI on December 18, 2016.
The Gospel text, Matthew 1:18-25, and the Collect for the Day referenced in the sermon are here.
Here is the audio recording of the sermon:
The Alyce McKenzie quote in the sermon comes from her sermon “The Fear of Betrayal,” which probably influenced my own sermon in multiple ways. Hat tip to Fr. Eric Funston for pointing me to it via his own sermon blog.