THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Only faith helps us to accept the mystery of the Incarnation that is to say We believe in the plan of God for mankind. And that was initiated when Christ was born in Bethlehem as a humble baby like any other in appearance yet totally different because He is the son of God. And He came to share the love of God with us.
Our faith also demands that we believe in the second coming of Jesus in glory at the end of time to judge and to reward. The period in between the two comings is the Advent of waiting and this is our life.
Life is to be lived in joy and happiness and this is possible only for those who hope and love. And so in these last days of Advent, we are invited to strengthen our hope and to manifest our love to the Infant God of Bethlehem and to our brothers and sisters.
✝ Fr. Mathai Vellappallil SDB