06 December 2020

Second Sunday of Advent

Today  the Church celebrates the Second Sunday of Advent. The assigned readings are Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; 2 Peter 3:8-14; and Mark 1:1-8. The Responsorial Psalm is from Psalm 85 (Psalm 85:9-14).

For one version of the Responsorial Psalm set to music, please visit:

YouTube: Psalm 85 Lord Let Us See Your Kindness and Grant Us Your Salvation. Dec 6, 2020 Advent

The Gospel reading is as follows:

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: "Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. A voice of one crying out in the desert: 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.' 

John the Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins. John was clothed in camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He fed on locusts and wild honey. And this is what he proclaimed: "One mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

Reflections on these readings:

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales: Sunday Reflections: Second Sunday of Advent December 6, 2020

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales: Sundays Salesian: Second Sunday of Advent (December 6, 2020)

Crossroads Initiative :Prepare the Way - Advent & Road Construction

St. Paul Center: Straighten the Path: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Second Sunday of Advent

Magis Center for Catholic Spirituality: Second Sunday of Advent

The Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College: This Sunday, A Hard Hope That Shakes the World (3 DEC 20) 

Word on Fire: Clear a Path (Cycle B * Advent * Week 1)

National Catholic Register: Sunday Guide: Advent: Preparing to Welcome the Prince of Peace (4 DEC 20) 

Spirituality of the Readings: A Long Time (Second Sunday In Advent B) 

In Exile: Advent Longing (Second Sunday In Advent B) 

Glancing Thoughts:
Comfort (Second Sunday In Advent B)

The Perspective of Justice: The Things That Hinder Us (Second Sunday In Advent B) 

Let the Scriptures Speak: Why The Dunking? (Second Sunday In Advent B) 

The Word Embodied: Wastelands of Discontent (Second Sunday In Advent B) 

Historical Cultural Context: Preparing the Way (Second Sunday In Advent B) 

Thoughts from the Early Church: Commentary by Origen (Second Sunday In Advent B)

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