Tuesday of the First Week of Advent

Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Lk 10:21-24

We have all experience the feeling of being wronged or of witnessing acts of unfairness. In many cases, the sense of powerlessness in these situations is the worst part. Whether suffering and mistreatment occurs at a personal level or against an entire community of people, Isaiah promises retribution.
Christ is the answer, and he is coming. Upon Jesus’ arrival, there will no longer be a separation of good and evil or division in our world. This message comes at volatile time in society with much conflict and often no clear solution. There is not necessarily a right and wrong. We’re called to look no further than God’s own Son, Who is being delivered to us on Christmas.
The iniquities and suffering in our lives will be removed. The hatred and evil is being conquered by Jesus. Isaiah’s prophecy reminds us to abstain from fighting fire with fire and patiently await the coming of the Messiah.

Andrew Gray

Pilgrim, St. Anthony’s HS