Second Sunday of Advent

Today is the second sunday in advent.

Last Sunday we lit the candle of Hope
Hope in the expectation that Jesus will return

Remember the words in the Gospel of Matthew:
therefore keep watch because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. So keep watch, be ready, for the son of man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

During the second Sunday of Advent we light: the candle of Peace.

13 But now in Christ Jesus you, the ones who once were far away, have become near by the blood of Christ.

– Ephesians 2: 13-14

For he Himself is our Peace

6 For a child has been born for us; a son has been given to us. And the dominion will be on his shoulder, and his name is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9: 6

As the shepherds watched their flocks by night, an angel appeared unto them and said:

  • we bring you good tidings of great joy.
  • Peace on earth and good will to men

Jesus is our Peace= what a wonderful gift!
May His Peace be with you this day and this season

1 Now after* Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star at its rising and have come to worship him.” 3 And when* King Herod heard it,* he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him, 4 and after* calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired from them where the Christ was to be born. 5 So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet,

6 ‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, for from you will go out a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’ ”

10 Now when they saw the star, they rejoiced with very great joy. 11 And when they came into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. And opening their treasure boxes, they offered him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back to their own country by another route.

Matthew 2:1-6, 10-12

We light the candle of – Peace