Sunday, December 5, 2021
The readings for the Second Sunday in Advent for Year C tell us to hopefully look forward to the coming of Jesus Christ. God has planned this since the beginning of time. In the first reading (Baruch 5:1-9) we hear that God will raise up “a just shoot” who will bring safety. The psalm (Psalm 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6) declares “The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.” In the second reading (Philippians 1:4-6, 8-11) Paul reassures us that God will complete the great work he has begun. And in the gospel (Luke 3:1-6), we hear the genealogy of Jesus.
These readings lend themselves to a discussion of covenants, family, and salvation history. Here are some ideas:
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