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Today’s Readings – Saturday of Week 1 of Advent - First Reading

Commentary on Isaiah 30:19-21, 23-26

The first part of today’s reading consists of words of consolation for the people of Zion, who are God’s people. They shall weep no more and the Lord will respond to their cries for help. This is so:

Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction...

This is always a mystery for many: how a God who loves us so much can allow us to endure pain and hardships. Two reactions one encounters are either that God wants us to suffer so he sends us sufferings, or else that a God who tolerates such sufferings is not a loving God at all, or simply does not exist.

Yet, if we reflect, we will understand that the sufferings we endure either have natural causes which can be explained, or else are the result of the di … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Commentary on Genesis 3:9-15, 20; Ephesians 1:3-6,11-12; Luke 1:26-38

The Immaculate Conception means that Mary from the first moment of her existence was totally free from the influence of that universal sinfulness which touches us all from the time we are born. The r … Continue

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