- P. Martin
Reflection of the Word of God, Second Sunday of Advent, December 5th
Sunday Readings: Bar 5:1-9; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6
The readings for this Sunday open us to hope. We all know that the powers of this world, however negative or evil they may be, cannot change God's plans. The Lord always finds a way to approach people of good will. Let us always maintain the confidence that God never abandons us.
The word of God came upon John the Baptist, an ordinary man, not one of the powerful. John begins to preach not in the big cities, but in the desert. The desert is the place where Israel was formed as a people, received the covenant, and listened to divine promises. With John in the desert, God renews the original religious experience of Israel and begins the fulfillment of those promises.
The Word of the Lord also reaches us today, it is looking for people of good will to receive and transmit the Word. Let us listen with our hearts to the voice of Christ. The Word of Jesus prompts us to live in a better way in our family and to transmit what God wants to say to us, so that all may see the salvation of God.