Weekly Bulletin 4-december-2016
The season of advent signals to the faithful that Christmas is approaching. It also reveals the deeper liturgical understanding
of the celebration of the nativity. There are two themes of Advent. First is the mystery of the incarnation. Christ, the light,
has come into ur world and dwelt among us as one like us, fully hu-man and yet fully divine. The second is that Christ will return
and complete the renewal of all things in grace. The sense is that our celebration of the incarnation fills us with hope as we
await the anticipation his definitive coming when the entire creation is take up into the full glory of God.
On the 1st Sunday of Advent we light the “Prophet’s Candle” which sym-bolizes Hope and it reminds us that Jesus is coming.
We can have hope because God is faithful and will keep the promises made to us. Our hope comes from God!
“And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in him.’ May
the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spiirt.” – Romans 15:12-13