Friends, on the second Sunday of Advent, the Church invites us to go meet the great Advent figure of John the Baptist. All the details of our Gospel—where the Baptist makes his appearance, why people come to him, his great theme, the images he uses—are important to enter into a spirituality of Advent.
Reading 1 – Is 11:1-10
Psalm – Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17
Reading 2 – Rom 15:4-9
Gospel – Mt 3:1-12