Friday of the Third Week of Advent, Dec. 16, 2016
John the Baptist spoke to his people who were an oppressed people, but Jesus reminded them that he came there to accomplish the works that his Father gave him.
“My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” (IS 56:3) and “Let not the foreigner say, when he would join himself to the Lord. The Lord will surely exclude me from his people’.” (IS 56:7)
How welcoming are those words of Isaiah. How are they lived in your community? Are you as gracious and concerned about the people you meet at mass, on the street, or at meetings, as you are to the friends who visit your home?
Photo by Gerard Vernto, Land O' Lakes, Florida—"We use this as part of our Christmas decorations to remind us of the reason for the season."
Click here to go to USCCB Readings for today:
- Reading 1, Isaiah 56:1-3A, 6-8
- Responsorial Psalm and Alleluia, Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 7-8
- Gospel, John 5:33-36