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History is Going Somewhere, And It Rhymes

December 18, 2016

As the Advent season comes to its climax, we are reminded that all of time and history comes to a kind of fulfillment in the Messiah. All of the strands of history are gathered together in him. To use the language of St. Paul, all of space and time is recapitulated in Christ. This Sunday our three readings show a pattern in history that spans seven centuries and calls out to us now two thousand years later: It’s all about Jesus.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Isaiah 7:10-14
Psalm – Psalms 24:1-6
Reading 2 – Romans 1:1-7
Gospel – Matthew 1:18-24