Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

Readings: Is. 25:6-10 | Ps. 23:1-6 | Mt. 15:29-37

Today’s readings go hand in hand. As you read Isaiah, hear all that Isaiah tells us about what is to happen on the mountain of the Lord: “God will wipe away the tears from all faces, the reproach of the people will be removed.” Now read Matthew and hear the manner in which Jesus heals all that come to Him from near and far. Jesus is tired from His ministry; yet, He extends Himself towards the people through His compassion on them. With seven loaves and two fish, He provides for those who have been with Him for several days.

The readings give us great hope in God’s loving desires to bring us out of our trials and tribulations and to heal us. God will be able to do this, if we are open to God. This Advent time provides us with a great season to look to Christ and to allow Him to touch, heal and strengthen us so that we, in turn, may do so for others.

How is God inviting you to listen today? How might you find ways to respond?

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