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THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – YEAR C by Fr. Linh

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Gospel Reading: Luke 3:10-18

 

What should we do?

 

The crowds asked John the Baptist, “What should we do?” He said to them in reply, “Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. And whoever has food should do likewise.” Even tax collectors came to be baptized and they said to him, “Teacher, what should we do?” He answered them, “Stop collecting more than what is prescribed.” Soldiers also asked him, “And what is it that we should do?” He told them, “Do not practice extortion, do not falsely accuse anyone, and be satisfied with your wages.”

 

Now the people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ. John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” Exhorting them in many other ways, he preached good news to the people.

 

 

Saint’s Words:

Charity is friendship between God and man based on sharing eternal happiness: something we share not by nature but by the free gift of God. So charity is not born in us by nature, nor acquired by our natural powers, but is a created share in the Holy Spirit, the love of Father and Son, instilled into us by him.

– Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica.

 

 

Prayer for Renew:

Glory to you,

O Lord our God,

Your love calls us to be your people.

By sharing our many and diverse gifts

we share in your mission.

 

We ask you, Lord,

to shape us into a community of faith.

Nourish us by your word and sacraments

that we may grow into the image of Jesus.

 

Through the power of your Holy Spirit,

heal us that we, in turn,

may heal the wounded.

 

Form us to be instruments of love,

justice, and peace in our land,

and send us to proclaim your saving work.

 

RENEW us, Lord,

that we may renew the face of the earth.

 

Amen.

  


 

This article was published on Sunday 13 December, 2009.

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