December 6, 2020
Fr. John Mary emphasizes the importance for being ready of the New Advent, Judgement Day and the newly created Jerusalem, the Church, with waited patience and anticipation. Now is a preparation period of mercy and conversion.
- “Prepare the way of the Lord” is not just a 2000-year-old phrase, but it is a statement of action and preparation for us today.
- The scoffers say nothing ever changes, but St. Peter disputes that with the example of the great deluge during the time of Noah.
- The heavens (sky, cosmos, universe) and earth have been kept intact until the day of judgement and destruction.
- Judgement is given to the people by what is ‘just’, whether reward or punishment according to what they deserve.
- God knows how to save those who listen, trust, and are faithful and obey Him in great moments of destruction.
- Isaiah 65 – The new Jerusalem represents the new people of God, the Church, free of sin and its wounds.
- Pay attention to the prophetic words of scripture and the prophetic words God continues to give throughout history to the Church.
The phrase, “Prepare the way of the Lord” that we heard in the gospel reading, is applicable to the Mission of Divine Mercy today as we are living a new time of preparation for the coming of the Lord, a new Advent. Amid of all the trials we face today, God knows how to rescue those who are faithful to Him.
St. Paul tells us we should not fear the coming day of purification by God, but we should be longing for the coming passage into the new heaven and new earth. We need to keep our eyes focused on the prophetic words given in scripture and continuing even through today, as a lamp shining in a dark place, in order to not despair during these hard times we are living.