3rd December, 2023
In today’s first reading, we hear the First Testament cry of the people to see the face of the Lord. Their cries echo with fear that God had abandoned his people as they desperately reach out to him at the end of their journey. The second reading and the Gospel texts not only sow the face of God in Jesus, the Beloved Son, but also assure the people of God’s presence in the midst of his people, despite their frequent disobedience to his word.
One warning is made: be prepared for the coming of the lord, for he is near! This Advent, we are reminded to open our hearts to the kingdom previously announced by the prophets, and cultivated by Jesus in all who follow him. Let us prepare ourselves during this season, together with our volunteers and lay liturgical ministers, so that our community celebrations may shine with hope in the shadows of our world.
Rev. Juan J. Sosa