Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Advent Morning

On this Advent morning in the reading at Mass, the prophet Isaiah presents us with his vision of a real place where all of God’s promises will be fulfilled for us:
On this mountain he will destroy
the veil that veils all peoples,
The web that is woven over all nations;
he will destroy death forever.
The Lord God will wipe away
the tears from all faces;
The reproach of his people he will remove
from the whole earth; for the Lord has spoken.

In the proclamation of the Gospel we see this place of fulfillment. It is Christ Jesus our Lord.
Great crowds came to him,
having with them the lame,

the blind, the deformed, the mute,
and many others.
They placed them at his feet,

and he cured them.
The crowds were amazed

when they saw the mute speaking,
the deformed made whole,
the lame walking, and the blind able to see,
and they glorified the God of Israel.