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Second Sunday of Advent

December 7, 2014

JMJ

Blessed Sunday!

Entrance Antiphon:
O people of Sion, behold,
the Lord will come to save the nations,
and the Lord will make the glory of His voice heard
in the joy of your heart.

Collect:
Almighty and merciful God,
may no earthly undertaking hinder those
who set out in haste to meet Your Son,
but may our learning of heavenly wisdom
gain us admittance to His company.
Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Readings:
Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 (Prepare the way for our God is coming to save us)
Psalm 85: 9-14 “Lord, let us see Your kindness, and grant us Your salvation”
II Peter 3:8-14 (since everything is to be destroyed, we must be holy, ready for the new heavens and new earth)
+ Mark 1: 1-8 (St. John the Baptist prepares the way for the Lord)

We can expect a shaking-up.

The heavens and the earth
dissolved in flames,
a mighty roar.
The chaff we value here
shall be consumed.

All that remains
is who we are,
the people we’ve become
within the fire
(gold doesn’t burn).

What people we must be!

What needs to be shaken up in my life?
Am I giving priority to things that will burn?

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