This weekend the new liturgical season of Advent begins. During this time the liturgy puts before us the wonderful reality about the coming of Jesus into our world. Christ has come, Christ comes to us now, Christ will come again at the end of time. But what does all this mean?
The Scripture readings we have at Mass guide us on our journey to celebrating Christmas and I would like to suggest that some of the people we meet in these readings do help us deepen our understanding of Advent. The prophet Isaiah is one such guide. He lived some hundreds of years before the time of Jesus, when foreigners ruled his own country, when daily living was harsh and life very difficult. We ourselves live in difficult times so we can learn from Isaiah. He does not dwell on the difficulties but speaks in poetic language about bizarre happenings: a wolf lying down with a lamb, a panther with a kid, calf and lion cub feeding together. Yes, when we allow God to come into our lives anything can happen and does happen.
Let us pray that this season will be the start of new things in our own lives, that the promises God has made will be fulfilled for us.
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