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'There is nothing further for God to say.' Sunday Reflections, 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C

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Linaioli Tabernacle, St John the Baptist, Fra Angelico 
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GospelLuke 3:1-6 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, ‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:
“Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.    Every valley shall be filled, and every mount…

'Prepare the way of the Lord.' Sunday Reflections, 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year B

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St John the BaptistEl Greco, c.1600Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco [Web Gallery of Art]
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)  GospelMark 1:1-8  (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Canada)

The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,
“See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,     who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:     ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,     make his paths straight,’”