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Second Sunday of Advent (C)

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Gospel text (Lk 3:1-6): In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar (...), the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert. He went throughout [the] whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert. He went throughout [the] whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today, the Gospel presents John the Baptist. It is important to know the time and place of activity of the Baptist. These are the same times and the same places in which Jesus, the Messiah, acted. God has truly become flesh!

— We prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus: It took place in Bethlehem, near Jerusalem, at the same time as John.