2nd Sunday of Advent
Everyone can hope
to be saved
“Iesus Christus, Deus homo: Jesus Christ, God-man. This is
one of “the mighty works of God,” which we should reflect upon and thank him
for. He has come to bring “peace on earth to men of good Will,” to all men who
want to unite their wills to the holy will of God — not just the rich, not just
the poor, but everyone: all the brethren. We are all brothers in Jesus,
children of God, brothers of Christ. His Mother is our mother.”
Christ is Passing By, 13
Quotation from Saint Josemaria
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a hunger for peace: peace in the world, peace in my home, peace in myself.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a joy responsive to the Father's joy. I seek His will so I can serve with gladness, singing and love.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me the joy and love and peace it is right to bring to the manger of my Lord. Raise in me, too, sober reverence for the God who acted there, hearty gratitude for the life begun there, and spirited resolution to serve the Father and Son.
I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, whose advent I hail. Amen.