5 December 2020
By Stefania Caterina and Fr.Tomislav Vlašić
Dearest Brothers and Sisters; the theme of our reflection this evening is: “Let us celebrate the liturgical events together”. We celebrate the second Sunday of Advent, which leads us towards the messianic year, the coming year, which will be consecrated to Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.
In the first reading, the prophet Isaiah announces the messianic times. Isaiah announces times that are very close to man, to his everyday life. At the same time, He refers to the times of fulfilment in the eschatological meaning.The Gospel of Mark, speaks about the prophet, John the Baptist, who calls everyone to prepare the way for the Messiah, and He says that the Messiah will baptise with the power of the Holy Spirit. In the second reading, St. Peter invites us to prepare for the messianic times, pointing to the fulfilment in the new creation, and He encourages us to participate with holiness and true devotion in order to hasten the times and reach the fulfilment of all promises of God. In this sense, we celebrate these events, which lead us to the new creation. Continue reading