Monday 3 December 2018

About Today Readings

St Francis Xavier.
Isaiah 2:1-5. Psalm 121(122):1-2, 4-5, 6-9. Matthew 8:5-11.

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord – Psalm 121(122):1-2, 4-5, 6-9.
‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord.’

Advent is full of movement: the people of God coming to the mountain of the Lord and the Lord coming to his people in the midst of their wintering. Advent is full of transformation: swords become ploughshares, darkness becomes light, God becomes one like us. How apt that today we remember and celebrate the patron of the missions, Francis Xavier.

We have the gift of life and of faith in you, Lord Jesus. We believe that you have come among us. This urges us to be more welcoming, more searching, more trusting. In all our coming and going, let us always focus on you.

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