Word on Wednesday for Dec. 7: SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Is 40:1-5, 9-11/2 Pt 3:8-14/Mk 1:1-8
Our second reading from St. Peter today tells us to await new heavens and a new earth. Our prophets remind us that we are to prepare for this, but do we really believe it? Or have we become complacent like the community to whom Peter is writing in his day? As we go through the seasons year after year, we may still believe that Jesus will come again as we pray in the creed every Sunday, but do we think that he may come in our lifetime? Would you be ready for his return. This season of Advent, as we pray for the coming of the salvation of the world, let us prepare ourselves to receive our savior. By repentance of our sins and practicing the virtues, let us make straight a highway for our Lord that we may see his glory.
Tomorrow, December 8, is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is the Patronal Feast Day of the United States and a Holy Day of Obligation.