Revised Common Lectionary Commentary

Second Sunday of Advent - December 10, 2017

Introductions for Readers

Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures

Saint Dominic
contemplating the Scriptures

Isaiah 40:1-11

Jerusalem and Judah have been conquered and the leaders of the people have been deported to Babylon. But even in these seemingly hopeless times the prophet has a vision of the future, of God and the heavenly court.

2 Peter 3:8-15a

Aware that he will soon die, the author leaves his fellow Christians with a testimony of what being Christian demands. Some people denied that Christ would return because early Christians expected the world to end within their lifetimes.

Mark 1:1-8

Both Isaiah and Malachi prophesied that, before the Messiah comes at the end of the era, a prophet will come to prepare the way for him. Now the awaited prophet arrives on the scene and ushers in the new era.

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