Second Sunday of Advent

December 6, 2020

First Reading Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11
Second Reading 2 Peter 3:8-14
Gospel Mark 1:1-8

Artwork by Ashley K. | Class of 2023


Isaiah writes, “Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God.” Never before in our lifetime have we needed to hear this reminder more than during the year 2020! Our lives are altered and changed in ways we never thought possible. It is up to us this Advent Season to look to our ancestors and the Bible to see how the human spirit was able to overcome the unknown, fear, and division. Clinging to our faith this Advent Season can help all of us feel God’s comfort and presence.

Even though we have all adapted to new ways of working, studying, playing, and worshiping, we must rest in hope. Hope that God’s promise of new life in His Son Jesus Christ will not only bring us through but allow us to be a beacon of hope to others.

How might you offer another person a hand today? Can you take ten minutes to connect with someone you have not seen or talked to in a while who may feel isolated?

In offering hope to those in need, you will help to ignite the flame of hope we so desperately need this year.

By Jenny Farrell '92
Director of Campus Ministry