3rd Sunday of Advent
Matthew 11 verses 10-11: This is the one about whom it is written: “Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way before you. Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 523. God prepared the earth over centuries for the immense event of Christ’s coming. John the Baptist is the Lord’s immediate forerunner, sent to prepare the way through bearing “witness to Christ in his preaching, by his Baptism of conversion and through his martyrdom.” God is still at work in our world where we too can prepare the way for Christ’s second coming through our witness.
Would someone observing my words and actions say I live a life of joy and hope in Christ? How might I live in solidarity with others through the words of compassion, acts of charity, or expression of love for another to prepare the way for the Kingdom of God?
Praying with and for you as we put faith in action, NPCD Executive Committee Members & NCEA Religious Education Department Staff.