Daily Reading for December 2, the First Week of Advent

Daily Reading for December 2, the First Week of Advent


Good morning, Brothers and Sisters in Christ! The Lowly Servant here. Welcome to my channel. Today is December 2, Monday of the First Week of Advent The Gospel said: “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under
my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed. Let me read first and reflect on it after. But first… The First Reading is from the book of ISAIAH 4:2-6 On that day,
The branch of the LORD will be luster and glory,
and the fruit of the earth will be honor and splendor
for the survivors of Israel. He who remains in Zion
and he who is left in Jerusalem Will be called holy:
every one marked down for life in Jerusalem. When the LORD washes away
the filth of the daughters of Zion, And purges Jerusalem’s blood from her midst
with a blast of searing judgment, Then will the LORD create,
over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her place of assembly, A smoking cloud by day
and a light of flaming fire by night. For over all, the LORD’s glory will be shelter
and protection: shade from the parching heat of day,
refuge and cover from storm and rain. Responsorial Psalm the response is R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the
Lord. I rejoiced because they said to me,
“We will go up to the house of the LORD.” And now we have set foot
within your gates, O Jerusalem. R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the
Lord. Jerusalem, built as a city
with compact unity. To it the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD. R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the
Lord. According to the decree for Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the LORD. In it are set up judgment seats,
seats for the house of David. R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the
Lord. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May those who love you prosper! May peace be within your walls,
prosperity in your buildings. R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the
Lord. Because of my relatives and friends
I will say, “Peace be within you!” Because of the house of the LORD, our God,
I will pray for your good. R. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the
Lord. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Come and save us, LORD our God;
let your face shine upon us, that we may be saved. R. Alleluia, alleluia. The Gospel is from MATTHEW 8:5-11 When Jesus entered Capernaum,
a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying,
“Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.” He said to him, “I will come and cure him.” The centurion said in reply,
“Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof;
only say the word and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man subject to authority,
with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come here,’ and he comes;
and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said
to those following him, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have
I found such faith. I say to you, many will come from the east
and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob at the banquet in the Kingdom of heaven.” REFLECTION: “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under
my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed. This is what we say before communion, but
pertaining to ourselves. I like knowing where this sentence comes from,
in the bible. The centurion was generally not a believer
of Christ. But he had heard a few things about Jesus
Christ and what he had heard, he deemed it to be true. That’s why when he found out that Jesus
was coming, he made a point to actually meet Him. Two points should be noted: One is, the centurion had high regard for
his servant, because he cared for his servant to seek a solution for his sickness. Another is, he had enough faith in what he
had heard about Jesus Christ and without question, believed that He is a healer. In fact, the centurion believed in Jesus so
much, that he did not require Jesus to be near his servant to heal him. Do we have the same faith in Jesus, that He
and only He can cure us? Do we turn to Him for all our needs? Or is He the last resort? That’s all for now. If you like these kinds of videos, subscribe
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future uploads. Have a great day, and always keep God in your
hearts! Peace to all!!!

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