Second Sunday of Advent

December 6, 2015


Before we hear our readings, it is helpful to have a bit of background. Baruch was a sort of secretary to Jeremiah, both of whom living during the most disastrous period of Israel’s history – the Babylonian Captivity.

Our Gospel echoes Baruch. Luke is going to give us a list of names that represent the whole of the hierarchy of political and social governance in the day. These names represent terrible oppression.

And in both cases, Baruch and Luke tell the people to prepare their hearts and minds, for the Lord is going to act. As we hear these readings, we must ask ourselves, what needs preparing in your life in order for God to act? If you recall, these are the questions we asked last week: What does it mean for your redemption to draw near? How will you escape the feeling of always being on, always connected? What do you need to let go of?

CLICK HERE for the readings for the Second Sunday of Advent (Baruch 5:1-9; Psalm 126; Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11; Luke 3:1-6)


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