Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year B

Why is Jesus Christ Coming?

Readings: 1st: Is 40:1-5.9-11: Ps:84:9-14; 2nd: 2 Pt 3:8-14; Gos: Mk 1:1-8

This brief reflection was written by Fr. Njoku Canice Chukwuemeka, C.S.Sp. He is a Catholic Priest and a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans). He is a missionary in Puerto Rico, the island of enchantment. He is the Chancellor of the Dioceses of Fajardo-Humacao, Puerto Rico; the Parish Priest of Parroquia la Resurrección del Senor, Canóvanas, and the Major Superior of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans), Circumscription of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. For more details and comments contact him at canice_c_njoku@yahoo.com, canicechukwuemeka@gmail.com.


In this second week of Advent, we continue to prepare for the Lord’s coming. Today, the Church calls us to reflect on the good news of this season. Thus, we are to reflect on the reason for Christ’s coming and on what we ought to do this season.

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Today, our readings focus on the nearness of the Lord’s coming and the need for repentance for the forgiveness of sins. So, one essential question today is, why is Christ coming? He is coming because he loves us. He is coming to save us. He is coming to make all things new. He has a mission, and that mission is for us and our salvation.

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