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Sunday Reflection – 19 December 2021

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT (O Radix Jesse)

Also Read: Mass Readings for 19 December 2021

First Reading: Micah 5: 1-4a

Humbled!

The little town of Bethlehem is exalted. (2) The humble virgin from the poor is glorified. (3)

The humble and little-known ones are the closest to the Lord! The world’s greatest love story was enacted in the most unassuming manner. There was no pomp or show in letting the world know that it was being saved!

If this is the God we serve, then ought we to walk any different?

Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 80: 2-3, 15-16, 18-19

Saved!

Restore us O God, let your face shine on us that we may be saved. (3)

Second Reading: Hebrews 10: 5-10

Sanctified!

And it is by God’s will, that we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (10)

God’s love for us humankind can never be fathomed. We can only allow ourselves to experience His Love. And yet, we must not fall into the deception of despair, however unworthy we might consider ourselves. We ought to now take up the robe of his righteousness and walk by His light because he has redeemed us ‘once for all. We then must walk in peace and joy of the Lord, while here on earth. Amen!

Gospel: Luke 1: 39-45

Loved!

“And why has this happened to me that the mother of my Lord comes to me?” (43)

Mother Mary comes to us every time we run amok. She will tug at our errant hearts until we turn to notice her. She is our Mother and will never leave us. In this time of great uncertainty across the world, she gently nudges us towards her divine son Jesus Christ. As we gaze upon Mother and Son may we exclaim in our contrite hearts like Elizabeth: “Why must my Mother come to me?” May we bend and stop to listen to the voice of the dear Holy Spirit within us that replies: “Because Mary loves us as her own true children!”

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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