Second Sunday of Advent

The Liturgy of the Word puts the adult John before us today and next Sunday to block our view of “baby Jesus”, and so remind us that the Advent-Christmas mystery is less about the child and more about the adult Coming One and the mystery of his life, death, and resurrection that he offers to us as our own mystery. We are called to make our way down to the Jordan with the hopeful and curious crowds to see this wilderness man.