Bible Question of the Week: December 10

Second Sunday in Advent
Mark 1:1-8
 
In this Gospel Reading, Mark quotes Isaiah, “… A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight His paths…” How can you prepare the way of the Lord? What path in your life do you have to make straight for His coming?   Questions by Saint Andrew School Students, Mrs. Pentz class 4B
What was the main theme of the homily shared at Mass this weekend?
 
 
Gospel                                           
John the Baptist Prepares the Way         Mark 1:1-8 
 

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God.

As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;
he will prepare your way.
A voice of one crying out in the desert:
“Prepare the way of the Lord,
make straight his paths.”

John the Baptist appeared in the desert
proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
People of the whole Judean countryside
and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem
were going out to him
and were being baptized by him in the Jordan River
as they acknowledged their sins.
John was clothed in camel’s hair,
with a leather belt around his waist.
He fed on locusts and wild honey.
And this is what he proclaimed:
“One mightier than I is coming after me.
I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.
I have baptized you with water;
he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”