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Sunday Reflection – 04 December 2022

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Also Read: Mass Readings for 04 December 2022 Homily for 04 December 2022 – Sunday

First Reading: Isaiah 11: 1-10

On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples; the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall be glorious. (10)

In this passage, we know the Prophet Isaiah is primarily speaking about Jesus Christ. This is also a description of the Lord’s final coming. (vv. 4-9) Being His children, in preparation for this day, we are called to emulate His virtues. We are called to act in righteousness and equity (vv. 3-4) while seeking divine wisdom. We can begin by ending the little lies we may sometimes utter frivolously. A daily introspection will show us such other little misdeeds which we ought to discontinue. To be truly worthy of his Kingdom, the Word of God must be implemented in our daily lives. Otherwise, we are easy prey to the enemy’s tactics. 

In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 72: 1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17

In his days may righteousness flourish and peace abound, until the moon is no more. (7)

We Praise the Lord, as we await the Day of the Lord in eager anticipation. Amen.

Second Reading: Romans 15: 4-9

Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. (7)

To act on this principle, we must first remind ourselves how we have been welcomed by Christ. – For while we were still sinners he reconciled us to Himself. (Rom 5:8) Do we show patience and mercy in our daily lives? When we struggle to do so, we must seek the Lord’s help. He answers as soon as we call out in the name of Jesus and through the Holy Spirit. 

Amen.

Gospel: Matthew 3: 1-12

Even now the axe is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (10)

We are urged today to hear this voice in the wilderness (Isa 40:3) and mend our ways. We cannot bear fruit unless we abide in Jesus. (John 15:1-5) The Lord has poured his Holy Spirit on us and we have the power to bear the fruits of the Spirit in our lives. (Gal 5:22-25) 

Let us worthily run the race, in victory daily! Amen.

Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhashttps://disciplediaries.wordpress.com/
Maryanne Cardoz-Mascarenhas is a Former Teacher and an avid Bible-Reader. With her flair for the language, she now divides her time blogging and writing on Catholic and other Spiritual topics. When not volunteering she loves baking, reading, and singing.

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