Week 5: Sunday

“See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? In the wilderness I make a way, in the wasteland, rivers.” (Isaiah 43:19.)

Saint Jerome offers the following insight on this verses from today’s First Reading:

“Although he took a body, although he became man to redeem humanity and recall it from death, still, being God, he came to earth in an unusual way so that, as he had said, ‘Behold, I make all things new,’ he might thus be born from the womb of an immaculate virgin, and be believed to be, as it is written, ‘God with us.’” (Letter 44)

Reflection for Sunday’s Letter to the Philippians

By your help, we beseech You, Lord our God,
may we walk eagerly in that same charity
with which, out of love for the world,
Your Son handed himself over to death.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Glory to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen