Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent
Reading: Isaiah 7:10-14
Responsorial Psalm: PS 24:1-6
“Let the Lord enter; he is the king of glory”
Gospel: Luke 1:26-38
Luke 1:31 – “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus”
In today’s Gospel of Luke, we find the annunciation to Mary. Here is what Gabriel said to the Virgin: “Thou shalt conceive in thy womb and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus…the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his fa-ther David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”
No first century Israelite would have missed the meaning here: this child shall be the fulfilment of the promise made to King David.
Pray for married couples who desire children today.
With thanks to Holy Name of Mary Parish, Hunters Hill, who have supplied these daily Advent and Christmas 2021 reflections from their publication Daily Inspirations of Faith: A Season of Prayer – Advent to Epiphany 2021-22.