Awe of the Father

Greetings on this the Tuesday of the First Week of Advent
Readings: IS 11:1-10; PS 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; LK 10:21-24
Notes: The Lord brings life from even the most difficult of circumstances.

How many times and how many messes have we created individually and as a society?
Yet we know when hearts turn back to God, God is able to make life anew in us.

This new King of Isaiah is the very personification of God and his ways because he is God.

But a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.

First reading
The Ideal Davidic King.
On that day, The root of Jesse, set up as a signal for the nations, The Gentiles shall seek out, for his dwelling shall be glorious.

The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A Spirit of counsel and of strength, a Spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD, and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD.

The son has awe of his father. Do you believe this saying? The older I get the smarter my father gets.

Most people I know, know this is true. Dads have a unique wisdom and guidance that a son can only appreciate as he encounters the reason for the wisdom.

Responsorial Psalm
Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

Alleluia Verse
Behold, our Lord shall come with power; he will enlighten the eyes of his servants.

Gospel Portion
Praise of the Father.
Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike.

The older I get the smarter my father gets.

The older I get the more I realize the kindness of the father and the depths of our needs.

Let the Lord blossom in you!

Marana tha! Come, Lord Jesus!

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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