FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT December 1, 2019  WORD of the DAY   In days to come, The mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it.  Many peoples shall come and say: “Come, let us go up to the Lord’s mountain, to the house of the God of Jacob, That he may instruct us in his ways, and we may walk in his paths.”    (Isaiah 2: 2-3)   How shall I live this Word? It is the time of Advent, that is, a possibility offered by this liturgical period to prepare serenely, but truly committed, for the coming of the Lord Jesus. Yes, Advent means that the solemnity of Christmas is coming and Isaiah, the great prophet, far in time but very modern because inspired from on High, awakens in us the desire for a true spiritual preparation for the solemnity: the coming of the Word into the world, inside the human reality of a Child. The invitation of the prophetic Word even today is very important. In a society often forgetful of spiritual values, Isaiah encourages us...