Sunday 9th December, 2012
2nd Sunday of Advent. V. Baruch 5:1-9. The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy—Ps 125(126). Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11. Luke 3:1-6 [St Juan Diego Cuauhtatotzm].
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‘All humankind will see the salvation of God.’
The early church was filled with passion for the Good News of what had happened in Jesus Christ. We are reminded through Paul’s words to the people in Philippi how to live that passion today. Let us pray for each other and for faith, to be filled with compassion, to overflow with love for one another, to seek out wisdom and Godly knowledge, to live righteously for the praise and glory of God.
John the Baptist heralded the Good News, and pointed the people in the right direction. Paul constantly sought to keep the early church on the right track. We need people like John and Paul to keep us focused on the things that truly matter—all of creation living in the love of God.