SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
t. Mark tells us in the Gospel for this Sunday that the Good News which is revealed by Jesus, did not suddenly come down from Heaven, but came from long ago, through history. The Good News also has a precursor, someone who prepared the coming of Jesus. That someone was St. John the Baptist. .
For each of us too, the Good News of Jesus Christ comes through people in our lives and events in our lives that lead us to have faith in Jesus. Today as we read and contemplate St. Mark’s text, we can ask ourselves these questions
Who was it that showed me the way to Jesus?
Have I done the same for someone else?
In the first verse of the Gospel of Mark says: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God! (Mk 1:1). At the end of the Gospel, when Jesus is dying, a soldier exclaims: Truly this man was the Son of God (Mk 15:39). So, at the beginning and at the end of the Gospel we have this title for Jesus, Son of God. In between the beginning and the end, Mark explains how this central truth of our faith, that Jesus is the Son of God, has to be understood and shared with others.
During this advent season, and beyond we have this as our mission, to show someone or many people the way to Jesus. One way to do so would be to share our new App with them. It is a tool for evangelization and a way to show others the way to Jesus. I wish you and your family a happy and holy Advent season.
Rev. Robert L. Pope,
A voice of one crying out in the desert:
"Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his pats".