Today is the second Sunday in Advent. Advent is a time to remember that Jesus will come back to His earth (no longer limited by humanity). So, Advent is a time to ask “Am I ready for His return?” Am I living for Him?
Today is also our Compassion Sunday. We will be launching a project to try to alleviate poverty in the lives of up to 60 children in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Jesus cared deeply for the marginalized and the broken (see today’s Gospel reading). So, if we belong to him, we are bound to show the same care for the “orphan and the widow”. This is one way to be preparing for the Lord’s return. We need to exercise faith and faith is always shown by deeds.