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Advent Day 8 ~ The Second Sunday of Advent ~ The herald of the King

The Second Sunday of Advent ~ Sunday, December 9, 2018 As we examine the gospel of Luke this year, we see that for this gospel writer, the emergence of John the Baptist was one of the hinges on which history turned. He dramatically dates it in three different ways.  Here’s the text . . . […]

Advent Day 8 – The Messenger of the Son of God

Second Sunday of Advent (December 10, 2017) Mark opens his gospel saying, As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. ‘A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.’”   Mark […]

The Messenger of the Son of God

Second Sunday of Advent~ December 4, 2016 He lived in Judea about the same time as Jesus and is supposed to be his cousin. He was very popular. Large crowds of people came to hear him preach and to stand in line to be baptized by him. He gave people hope and called people to […]

The herald of the King

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT As we examine the gospel of Luke this year, we see that for this gospel writer, the emergence of John the Baptist was one of the hinges on which history turned. He dramatically dates it in six different ways.  Here’s the text . . . In the fifteenth year of […]

Advent Day 8 – The Messenger of the Son of God

He lived in Judea about the same time as Jesus. Large crowds of people came to hear him preach and to stand in line to be baptized by him. He gave people hope and called people to their senses in a time when the world was crazy and mixed up, not unlike our own time.

He was a wiry character. He lived on the edge of the desert and wore a shirt of camel’s hair, that in the hot sun, would have been horribly uncomfortable. I would surmise that he was pretty smelly. His message was, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.”

Advent Day 8 ~ Jesus Wild n’ Wooly Advance Man

%x Second Sunday of Advent He probably looked like someone from the cast of the old musical Hair or a hippie. He lived in the wild in the desert of Judea. He wore clothing made of camel’s hair, that I’m sure was – um – uncomfortable in the desert’s heat.  (He was probably pretty stinky.) His scrumptious diet was locusts and […]

Advent Day 8 – Jesus’ wild and wooly advance man

Second Sunday of Advent (For the Mass readings Click here.  Then click on the little arrow to the left on the top left of your screen to return to this page.) He probably looked like someone from the cast of Hair or a hippie. He lived in the wild in the desert of Judea. He […]