2nd Sunday of Advent
God gave sight to Isaiah allowing him so see the coming child who will lead all nations, all peoples, into the promised land. Isaiah saw the child as a descendant of David, son of Jesse. He saw that the child will rule over a kingdom free of anger, hatred, bitterness, greed, envy, or corruption. No person will attack another just as the leopard and the goat will eat and sleep together.
Isaiah also saw the man preparing for the child. He shouted to the people to build a highway for the child, a highway in our hearts. Clear away the debris of our crooked lives. Level off the mounds of our animosity. Fill in the depths of our jealousy.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace.
Be righteous and do good.