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Helping to prepare the Way
Today’s central character is the strange and remarkable figure of John the Baptist. He comes out of the heat of the wilderness wearing only camel hair and living on locusts and honey. His message is fiery and compelling, “prepare a way for the Lord!”
A Season of Joy and Hope
As we begin our journey through Advent, this weekend’s Second Reading and Gospel may leave us feeling anxious. St. Paul urges us to overcome sinful behaviour and the cravings of the flesh in preparation for our Lord’s Second Coming.
What Kind Of A King?
What does it mean to be a king? Down through the centuries it has meant much more than being in charge through an accident of birth, of being the closest surviving (male) descendant of the previous job holder.
A prayer for remembrance Sunday.
Into your hands, Eternal God,
we entrust the souls of those who have died in war and conflict –
who gave their tomorrows that we might have our todays.
Help us to be worthy of the sacrifices they made
and to work for a world in which peace and justice reign –
where hearts are no longer broken by the anguish of loss –
and where the future you offer to each human person can be fulfilled.
We ask this in the name of your Son – Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
whose sacrifice of love saved the world.