Second Sunday of Advent / Deuxieme Dimanche de l'Avent
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English: Today we are at the 2nd Sunday of Advent and the Gospel acts as a bridge between the "Old Testament" and the "New Testament". John the Baptist sends his disciples to ask Jesus whether He is the One Who is to come...why did John instruct his followers to ask this question? He knew that Jesus was the One! John wanted his followers to find out for themselves...a truth revealed is far better than a truth that is simply taught. Similarly, Jesus does not just tell John`s followers that He is the One...No, He wants them to discern it for themselves and so He makes them think about what they can see - the blind see, the lame walk....they would immediately have thought of Isaiah 35:5. They would understand that Jesus was the Messiah foretold by the Prophets.
During this Advent, we must use this time to prepare for the coming of Our Lord, the Redeemer of the world.
|Jean-Baptiste (Carlo Crivelli 1476)|
Pendant cet Avent, nous devons utiliser ce temps pour se préparer à la venue de Notre Seigneur, le Rédempteur du monde.