"Welcoming, charitable, and empowered
to live the Gospel"
Our Mother of Good Counsel,
located in Bryn Mawr, PA,
just 20 minutes west of Philadelphia,
John the Baptist
Every year, this season of Advent reintroduces us to the great figures of our Salvation History. The Scripture passages that are proclaimed in Advent invite us to recall anew the mighty words and deeds of our ancestors in the faith. We hear again the stories of Isaiah, Elizabeth, Zechariah, Gabriel, Mary, and Joseph. This Second Sunday of Advent always highlights the powerful figure of John the Baptist.
This Sunday’s Gospel is from the third chapter of St. Matthew. St Matthew introduces us to John the Baptist by quoting the Prophet Isaiah, “A voice of one crying out in the desert: Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight His paths.” John was Jesus’ herald. John came to prepare others for the coming of the Christ.
John urged the people of his day to have open ears and open hearts so they could hear God speaking to them. Advent encourages us to do the same. This season also invites us to remember those men and women who have played the role of John the Baptist in our lives. Who has prepared us to hear God’s voice and discern its message?
Advent is a time to recall not only the great men and women of the Bible. This sacred season also invites us to honor those men and women in our own lives who have enabled us to know God’s love. Who has been a John the Baptist for you? Who prepared you to hear God’s word? Do they know who they have been for you? If not, be sure you tell them by Christmas. If they are living, do it in person. If they have already entered Eternal Life, thank them the next time you receive the Eucharist.
I pray that your Advent is going well.
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Morning Prayer at OMGC
Here at Our Mother of Good Counsel, each Monday through Saturday morning, we celebrate Morning Prayer in common following the 8:00am Mass. Everyone is invited (around 8:30am) to join us in the daily chapel for this beautiful way to begin the day!
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