The second reading on Sunday, the second Sunday of Advent, is a rejoicing in the faithfulness of the Church and her members.
The Church and her members are tarnished by sin, and sometimes we members fail, and yet the Good News continues to spread and we play our part. The Good News spreads down the generations and among the nations, and this is something to give thanks for, even as we find we ourselves need more encouragement to be more faithful and to better serve our neighbours by the witness we give.
Every time I pray for all of you, I pray with joy, remembering how you have helped to spread the Good News from the day you first heard it right up to the present.
I am quite certain that the One who began this good work in you will see that it is finished when the Day of…
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