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Prepare For The Coming Of Christ

posted Dec 5, 2014, 5:43 PM by Risen Christ   [ updated Dec 22, 2014, 7:21 AM ]
7 December 2014 ( 2nd Sunday of Advent )
Prepare For The Coming Of Christ
In the first reading, God told His people through the prophet Isaiah to prepare the way for His coming. Isaiah’s prophecy revealed the dawning of a new era when God would be dwelling physically among His people through the incarnation of Christ and the lowly would be raised and the proud would be humbled. St Peter in the second reading warned of the unexpected second coming of Christ when the new heavens and the new earth would be created. We are thus told to lead lives of holiness and reverence for God while waiting to inherit the eternal promise. The gospel today shows God’s messenger, John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness the baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, thus preparing the way for Jesus, the Messiah. As we approach Christmas, the day when we will be celebrating the incarnation of Jesus, let us confront the way we live our lives and prepare for the coming of Christ.