Sunday 11 December

3rd Sunday of Advent
Gospel – Matthew 11:2-11
“John in his prison had heard what Christ was doing and he sent his disciples to ask him”. Hearing about Jesus Christ evokes in him the desire to send disciples to ask him. Hearing and sending. Listening does not stop there. It moves to action. That is the Word of God. John is sending the disciples to Jesus to see the changes, to see the person of Jesus. The disciples of John saw, “the blind see again, and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised to life and the Good News is proclaimed to the poor;”. Jesus said to them, “Go back and tell John what you hear and see”. They went back to John. This is again the Word of God. Hearing and going back. It starts with listening, then going out of oneself to see Jesus and then going back to interiorize what you have seen and heard. Going out and going back make the life complete. Going out hearing the Word of God to search for an experience of God and once you found that experience, you go back to make it part of your life. Advent is the time to go in search of Jesus by listening to the Word of God and then go back to one’s own life to interiorize that meeting with Jesus.