Fourth Sunday of Advent
In today’s Gospel we hear of Elizabeth, old and once barren, now pregnant with John the Baptist. In Micah we hear that from Bethlehem, a place “too small” our Ruler “shall come forth”. And that when Mary a young girl “is to give birth has borne” God’s “greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth.” Divine design once again brought out of humility as God uses the meek, the old, the seemingly unworthy, or inadequate to bring forth Our Savior. Come Lord Jesus, let not our sin or unworthiness keep us from Our Emmanuel.
First Reading from the Book of the Prophet Micah 5:1-5
Responsorial Psalm 80 Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.
Second Reading from the Letter to the Hebrews 10:5-10
Gospel according to Luke 1:39-45
Light the fourth candle in your wreath tonight