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Dec 30, 2023

“Now, Master, you may let your servant go
in peace, according to your word,
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you prepared in sight of all the peoples,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and glory for your people Israel.”
The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; 

Dec 23, 2023

"Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you."
But she was greatly troubled at what was said
and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
Then the angel said to her,
"Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favor with God.

Dec 16, 2023

 And this is the testimony of John.
When the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests
and Levites to him
to ask him, “Who are you?”
He admitted and did not deny it,
but admitted, “I am not the Christ.”
So they asked him,
“What are you then? Are you Elijah?”
And he said, “I am not.”
“Are you the Prophet?”

Dec 9, 2023

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;
he will prepare your way.
A voice of one crying out in the desert:
“Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.”

Dec 2, 2023

That is, we need to watch Him. As the Letter to the Hebrews puts it, we must fix our eyes on Jesus Christ (Hb 12,2) so that we will all be witnesses when He comes and makes rivers in the desert, turns water into wine, makes the lame dance and the mute sing. True, we need to watch our sinful, wounded, and broken selves,...