This week’s readings take us to chapter 11 of the prophet Isaiah. Isaiah looks back to the garden of Eden and the world in right alignment with God, and then looks forward to the Messiah who will set right what has gone wrong in God’s world. Sin interrupts right order, justice, and goodness. The righteous king will restore justice when he rules on his holy mountain.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Isaiah 11:1-10
Psalm – Psalms 72:1-17
Reading 2 – Romans 15:4-19
Gospel – Matthew 3:1-12