3rd Sunday of Advent


     Good news for the poor! Christ, our Light, is among us!

     Our first reading focuses on justice. The One sent by God is anointed by the Spirit for mission and his mission is to the poor, the oppressed, the brokenhearted. He will bring justice to the world and the poor will be exalted—bedecked with the jewels of salvation.

     The Gospel reading focuses on Christ the Light. Again we hear from John the Baptist who is the witness of the Light. John calls us to see the Light who is already in our midst. That Light is Christ, and he is the God who comes to save. (Treehaus Publications)