In our first reading for this week, we hear the prophet Baruch predicting the return of the children of Israel to Zion. God will level the mountains and fill in the valleys so as to make a highway for them. In the Gospel, John the Baptist announces a similar preparation for a similar return, but this time it is the return of Israel from the exile of sin and death, facilitated by the coming of the Messiah.
Cycle CAdventWeek 2
by Bishop Robert BarronDecember 10, 2006
- Jesus of Nazareth, Breaker of Hearts
- Video Games and the Hero’s Narrative
- Zechariah and the New David
- Should My Son Be a Father?
- Why Icons Should Be Part of Catholic Catechetics
- Joel Clarkson and the Importance of Human Creativity to Faith
- How Does a Christian Respond in Time of Social Crisis?
- Why “What are the Bishops Doing About it?” is the Wrong Question
- Elisha and the Shunemite Woman
- Radical Conformity: The Wild Faith of John the Baptist
- Laughter Is a Leap: “Space Force” Can’t Get Off the Ground
- Saints John Fisher and Thomas More: Men for All Seasons
- Heart of Jesus, Holy Temple of God
- Christ’s Fire and the Revolution of the Heart
- 5 Practical Suggestions for Aspiring Christian Writers
- Carrying the Word of God