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Second Sunday of Advent: December 10th

We ask God for strength to be like John the Baptist, preparing the way for the Lord.

John the Baptist is presented as a messenger to prepare the way of Jesus. He left his home and comforts to live a different life. He was dedicated to working for God and others. He acknowledged the coming of the Messiah: “There is one that is coming after me whose sandals I am unfit to untie…” (Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:7)

A voice cries in the wilderness:

Prepare a way for the Lord,

make his paths straight.

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