Third Sunday of Advent 2012 – GAUDETE

In advent by Notting Hill Carmel

PREPARING TO WELCOME
The readings of today’s Mass will create in us, as in the people who came to John the Baptist, a feeling of expectancy.  “…someone is coming”, “…the Lord is very near”, “…the Lord your God is in your midst”. But there is immediate preparation to be made. When a special guest is expected the house has to be cleaned and made ready. Each of the various groups who questioned John the Baptist, “What must we do?” was given a specific answer. We each have our own preparation to make. Let us ask the question: “What must I do?”