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Echoing God's Word - Advent Reflections

Echoing God's Word in the Catholic Faith Community

Reflections on Readings from the Lectionary by Rev. Clement D. Thibodeau.

(Click on the date to read the reflection)

First Sunday of Advent - November 27, 2016
Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122:1-9
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 27:37-44
All nations come to the house of the Lord.
We rejoice in the Lord.
The night is far gone; the day is at hand
Be ready: the day of the Lord will be sudden.
Second Sunday of Advent - December 4, 2016
Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm 72:1-17
Romans 15:4-9
Matthew 3:1-12
A descendant of David will bring salvation.
The Anointed King will rule all creation.
Grace for the circumcised is now available to all.
The wild one, the Baptist, calls all to conversion. 
Third Sunday of Advent - December 11, 2016
Isaiah 35:1-6,10  
Psalm 146:6-10  
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11
The desert will bloom like paradise.
God comforts those who suffer.
Lord is near; be patient in suffering.
Jesus gives evidence to John the Baptist.
Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 18, 2016
Isaiah 7:10-14
Psalm 24:1-6
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-24
Immanuel: Sign of God’s sovereignty
The King of Glory comes.
Peace with God comes through Christ.
Joseph welcomes Mary into his home.
Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord - December 25, 2016
Isaiah: 52:7-12   
Hebrews 1:1-6
John 1:1-18
Sing for joy. There is good news coming!
Now God speaks to the people through the Son.
The Word of God is one with us, living in our midst.