Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Luke 1:31, and Luke 2:4, 7 - Advent

Scripture - Luke 1:31, and Luke 2:4, 7

[31] And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

[4] And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,

[7] And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

Comment – Advent - Preparation for the Lord’s coming at Christmas.

The real question is how do we prepare for the Lord’s coming.

The preparation is spiritual and moral.

It takes place one person at a time, and what is prepared is a fit dwelling place for the Lord of Lords and King of Kings.

This fitting dwelling place for Jesus is a soul in a state of grace. (Fr Corapi)

The old Hebrew name bêth lehem, means "house of bread" (newadvent.org)

Indeed! He who was born here is “The Bread of Life”. The Bread of Life was placed in a feed trough! (Paul R. Schroeder)

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