4 December 2017 Monday of the First Week of Advent Homily

4 December 2017 Monday of the First Week of Advent Homily

Isaiah 2:1-5

Psalm 122

Matthew 8:5-11

 

The prophet Isaiah speaks of Jerusalem as the place where the Lord can be encountered.  

The LORD’S house will be a gathering point for all of the nations.

The promise of peaceful resolution of difficulties and lasting peace is attributed to the LORD’S presence and protection in Jerusalem.  

We too wish to “walk in the light of the LORD!”

 

Jesús entered Capernaum and is approached by a centurion.

Jesús offers to go to the centurion’s house to cure his servant.  

The centurion “amazes” Jesús by his faith in Jesús’ power to heal.

Jesús finds faith and declares the heavenly banquet open to all people of faith.

May our faith deepen as we make our way to the banquet.

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