Tuesday, December 6, 2016

John the Baptist, Desert and Repentance: 2nd Sunday of Advent Time

Listen to the homily here.


This 2nd weekend of Advent listen to John the Baptist
·      John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
·      That is a great text for each of us today during Advent
John the Baptist was the bridge between all prophets before him, and leading to Jesus Christ
Where did John the Baptist live: the desert
·      Think of how many people in the Bible lived in the desert
o   Moses
o   Israelites
o   Elijah
o   Jesus Christ
Do you know that Jesus said this too? 
·      His first words in Mark is: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the gospel.”
Reform your life: repent!
·      Confession on Tuesday night with other priests
·      4 weeks to make good decisions and goals
·      Stop focusing on you
·      Think that “It is my life”…focus on “this is not my life”
·      My life is to be given to other people
o   Spouse
o   Children
o   Church
o   God
o   Jesus Christ
Mission: Reform Your Life
·      Tuesday evening at 7:00pm
o   Aly with a talk, praise and worship
o   Eucharistic Adoration
o   Confession
o   “Repent!”
·      Wednesday
o   Continue to reform your life
o   Volunteer opportunities: servers, sacristans, lectors, music
o   Free books
o   Conversation
o   Nic Davidson

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