Saturday December 23
Third Week of Advent
We are called to be prophets
  • Malachi 3:1-4,23-24
  • Psalm 25:4-5,8-10,14
  • Luke 1:57-66

Today’s Gospel proclamation focuses on the birth of St. John the Baptist who came to pave the way for the coming of Jesus, by calling people to repentance. Living in a desert, he led a simple and humble life. Yet, this great New Testament prophet was courageous and forthright. Like in the era of St. John the Baptist, we too are dominated by injustice, and we do not see the servant leadership portrayed by St John the Baptist and the Lord Jesus. The Messiah, the Lord Jesus, came to prepare the sinners’ hearts to be his temple. The Lord Jesus Christ, by his Gospel, shall purify and transform our lives by his Sprit working within us. He will take away our sinful nature and place his perfect nature within us. Are we ready to prepare our hearts this Christmas for the Lord Jesus Christ to enter and be born within us? As we prepare for Christmas, the Lord is inviting us to make this a moment of revelation and try to make his coming a living experience in the hearts of those around us.

Prayer: Abba Father, fill us with your love and may it overflow to those around us. Amen.

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