The Light

Advent Sunday 3 Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11 Thessalonians 5:16-24John 1:6-8, 19-28 Two themes intertwine in this week’s Liturgy of the Word. It’s the moment in Advent when we rejoice that the Lord is at hand and also commit ourselves to preparing for that coming. The spirit of the Lord has been given to me,for the Lord …

Prepare

Advent Sunday 2 Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-112 Peter 3:14-18Mark 1:1-8 ‘Console my people, console them, says your God. ‘Speak to the heart of Jerusalem and call to her that her time of service is ended…’ It’s impossible for me to read or hear the quote above without also hearing the plaintive melody from Handel’s Messiah. Texts …