Here are some of the themes for the readings for the 1st Sunday of Advent.
1st Reading – Jeremiah 33:14-16
The days are coming when the Lord will fulfill the promise to the house of Israel The Lord will bring justice through the shoot of David.
Psalm – 25:4-5,8-9,10,14
“To you, O Lord, I lift my soul.” The psalmist invites the people to seek the Lord, who offers kindness and goodness.
2nd Reading – 1st Thessalonians 3:12-4:2
Paul blesses the people with an increase in love for one another. He then exhorts the people to conduct themselves in a manner pleasing to God.
Gospel – Luke 21:25-28,34-35
Jesus tells his disciples about the end times and encourages them to be vigilant at all times. The Lord further reminds the disciples to pray that they have strength to face their tribulations.
Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Advent
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Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 12th Week of the Year
The Gospel of Matthew today reveals three nuggets of wisdom that the Lord offers in the Sermon on the Mount:
Do not waste or squander the gifts of life and faith
Be fair and just with one another
Work hard to seek God above all else
The teaching is easy to understand. The hard part? Putting it into practice every day!
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Mass Readings – 16th Sunday of the Year
“Lord, where do I see you today?” is perhaps a powerful question that reorients how we see the world. The Holy Spirit continues to work in the spectrum of our lives – good, bad, and ugly – to guide and strengthen us for the journey to heaven. May we actively seek the Lord’s presence in our lives and respond all our hearts.