3rd Sunday of Advent (A)

December 11, 2022

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A scene from the Jesus Film, a docudrama on the life of Jesus Christ, has been translated into more than 1,000 languages since its 1979 release. It remains the most translated and viewed film in history.

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CELEBRANT'S INTRODUCTION

Be Patient!

We are still waiting for the world we long to see. Like our ancient ancestors, we yearn for peace and justice, healing and restoration. Today we are told that the signs of Jesus’ presence are all around us, if we know how to see them. We hear in the Gospel the signs we are to look for, especially when we are distracted or doubtful, confused or disappointed. The good news is that there is even more to come. We live in an impatient world, but today we are told: “Be patient!”

SOURCE: Excerpt by Joan DeMerchant; taken from the Cycle C Sunday Resources feature series. View the full series which has commentary, planning and prayer resources originally published in Celebration, the pastoral and worship planning resource which served readers from 1972 until 2019.

3rd Sunday of Advent (A)

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Opening the Word

 Isaiah 35:1-6a, 10

The desert will rejoice and bloom!

  • The prophet Isaiah encourages the Jewish people living in exile in Babylon, to believe that God has the power and the desire to save them.
  • The images in the first reading convey new life and hope. This foreshadows what Christians will see in Christ.
  • The prophet’s message brings comfort to those in need of liberation.


James 5:7-10

Be patient

  • The Letter of James urges patience in awaiting the second coming of Christ.
  • Just as the farmer needs to be patient, trust God, and cooperate with the natural elements, so must the Christian.
  • We are called to wait with patience and to hasten the Kingdom through works of mercy.

 


Matthew 11:2-11

The blind recover their sight, cripples walk, lepers are cured, and deaf hear

  • Today’s Gospel describes what kind of Messiah Jesus is.
  • By listing his works of healing and restoration in response to John’s question, Jesus shows how he fulfills the prophecies of the Old Testament regarding the Messiah, as suggested in today’s first reading.
  • Jesus identifies John as his forerunner.

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