Sunday, 08/02/2020 at 1:30 PM
‘The desert and the parched land will exalt; the steppe will rejoice and bloom.
They will bloom with abundant flowers, and rejoice with joyful song.’
‘The virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name Him Emmanuel.’
‘God sets a father in honor over His children; a mother’s authority He confirms over her sons.’
‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’
‘The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone.’
‘Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me; And suddenly there will come to the temple
the Lord whom you seek, And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.’
“Thus says the Lord: ‘Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless;
clothe the naked when you see them, and do not turn your back on your own. Then your light shall break forth
like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed…’”
“The Lord said to Moses, ‘Speak to the whole Israelite community and tell them: Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God, am holy.’”
‘The woman … took some of its fruit and ate it; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized that they were naked…’
‘Bear your share of hardship for the Gospel with the strength that comes from God.’
“Jesus said to her, ‘Go call your husband and come back.’”
In the current time of isolation, are we willing and able to live up to Jesus’ mission?
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