What do you want, anyway?

Light Your Candle!

Greetings on this the Friday of the Second Week of Advent
Readings: Is 48:17-19; PS 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6; Mt 11:16-19
Notes: We always struggle with a divided heart.

Sometimes we want this and sometimes we want that, as the saying goes.
The House of G-d has many rooms and much diversity in the ways of loving and being.

They all share the same basics, however:

  1. Love of G-d.
  2. Right relation.

But when someone rejects G-d there is no way of being that satisfies.
There is only disagreement and dissention.
Our alertness should be to allow G-d to penetrate our divided heart.

First reading
Thus says the LORD, your redeemer,
the Holy One of Israel:
I, the LORD, your God,
teach you what is for your good,
and lead you on the way you should go.

Responsorial Psalm
In the first psalm (PS 1), the psalmist gives the path to follow and the benefit of being good.

Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.
Blessed the man who follows not
the counsel of the wicked
Nor walks in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the company of the insolent,
But delights in the law of the LORD
and meditates on his law day and night.

Alleluia Verse
The Lord will come; go out to meet him!
He is the prince of peace.

Gospel Portion
Jesus said to the crowds:
“To what shall I compare this generation?
It is like children who sit in marketplaces and call to one another,
‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance,
we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.’

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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