Today’s Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:12-14 – SECOND WEEK OF ADVENT: Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Jesus particularizes Isaiah’s vision (First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11) for us. The great exodus takes shape in the life, death and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Not only does the Lord’s Spirit guide history and the Church but our individual lives as well.
The Lord actively seeks us out, like a shepherd, to provide a way home. We should not forget that in our own lives, we live out the great events of salvation history. We experience call, exile, exodus, promise, covenant, passion, death and resurrection. The great cycle of salvation repeats itself in every life.
We are not traveling blind. The Lord guides us if we are willing to follow Him.
Jakarta, 11 December 2018
A Christian Pilgrim