December 4, 2016
In this Gospel, John the Baptist is preparing the people of Jerusalem
for the coming of Jesus. He is baptizing the people of Judea telling
them to, “repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” As John is
baptizing the people in the river, he tells them that Jesus is
mightier than he, and Jesus will baptize the people with the Holy
Spirit. This Advent, we must acknowledge our sins and repent in
preparation for the coming of our Lord on Christmas Day.