The readings for this dramatic fourth Sunday of Advent put us in the heart of a deep and abiding mystery: the mystery of God’s providence. Just when we are tempted to say, “nothing makes sense,” the Bible interrupts us to say, “wait.” God works in subtle ways, and often it takes years, even centuries, for God’s plan fully to be realized.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – 2 Samuel 7:1-16
Psalm – Psalm 89:2-29
Reading 2 – Romans 16:25-27
Gospel – Luke 1:26-38