Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent
1st Reading Isaiah 45:6-8, 18, 21-25
God is telling us in the book of second Isaiah that He is the creator of light, and darkness. This tells us that our God is powerful, immortal, and supernatural. He created the world using His words. We too we have the power to create things with our mouth just like our God.
In this advent season we are praying in the name of Jesus Christ that justice to descend, salvation, and goodness of the Lord to be our portion. There is no any other god who we should trust or obey, idols are the work of human hands which will come to perish.
Every knee will bend and our tongues shall proclaim that God is our fortress and our refuge. All the enemies of God shall come to perish by their evil ways.
We should holy and righteous as our God because that is the only way we will see Him face to face.
Responsorial Psalm 85:9, 10, 11-12, 13, 14
We are approaching the birth of Jesus which will come in less than two weeks. When that time comes we will hear what God proclaims, for He is coming to proclaim peace to his people. To all the people who fear God they shall be saved.
Jesus is coming to communicate the message of His Father. We should be keen and attentive to listen to the message of Jesus because he is the perfect example of God the Father. In this Christmas festivity kindness and truth shall meet, while peace and justice shall kiss. This is the ultimate joy and glory of God among us.
We are going to be blessed on this December because our Lord will give us his benefits, our land will increase, justice will walk before us, and our ways will be guarded by the angels of God.
Gospel Luke 7:18-23
Jesus the son of God manifest the power of divine by curing diseases, casting out demons, feeding the hungry, and setting the captives free to people. Jesus respond to the question of John the Baptist not by word but by actions.
We are called to live and testify Jesus not only by words but by actions. (In James 2:26) says that faith without actions is dead. This will set us apart from the ordinary Christians who only say things but they never do them.