The Gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Advent is always about John the Baptist, an important Advent figure and one of my special heroes. A couple of years ago I gave a reflection on John at an Advent communion service for the elderly and homebound using the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Advent that we hear today. This podcast is drawn from that reflection and focuses first on what is special about John and then on his message, which is as applicable to us as we prepare for Christ’s coming today as it was for the people John spoke to before the birth of Christ.
As I say in the podcast, John’s message invites us to focus on our preparation for Christ’s coming in a speical way; it invites us to ask ourselves: what gift will I bring when I kneel at the creche on Christmas morning? What is the evidence of my repentance that I will offer as a gift to the infant Jesus, who has no need of gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh? What offering will I make of myself?
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