Second Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)
On behalf of everyone at St. Hugh, a warm welcome to those who visit us today. We are happy that you are here. May you experience, through us, the love of God.
Have you waited eagerly for something? Perhaps it was the visit of someone dear, or a trip to see someone you haven’t seen in a long time. You were probably excited with anticipation. Such was the expectation for the coming of the long-desired Messiah. “On that day…,” says Isaiah in his prophecy, so that the people who await him can look forward to his coming, when all will be made well.
John the Baptist invites us to repentance, so that our hearts will be well-disposed to receive him. John has left everything behind to become “the voice crying in the desert” (Mt 3:3), and he reminds that we are to produce good fruit as a result of our penance, and to avoid presumption.
Our mission in today’s world is much like John’s: to be the voice that cries out, to prepare the way, to await eagerly and joyfully his coming, both at Christmas and at the end of time. Are we open and ready to receive Christ? Have a blessed Advent. Come, Lord Jesus!