In SUNDAY’S READINGS we get a glimpse of how long awaited the coming of the Messiah and the Kingdom of God was.
The first reading from Isaiah, around 700 years Before Christ, looked forward in hope to the one who was to come and bring peace. In the Gospel we hear how John the Baptist proclaimed that the Kingdom of Heaven was near and reminds us to prepare a way for the Lord.
In the modern buildup to Christmas, we can easily give up on any attempt for spiritual preparation. But in the Second Reading Paul reminds the Romans how for those who persevered were helped by God.
With so much to do this at this time of year, trust that if we put our spiritual preparation first, God will help us and bless us in our other preparations.
Let us pray: Our Father…
Action: This Advent, prepare a way for the Lord by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Clear the clutter that obstruct our way to the Lord.