Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012: (Second Sunday of Advent)
Jesus said: “My people, today you are witnessing the words of St. John the Baptist as he proclaimed: ‘Prepare ye the way of the Lord.’ St. John was a voice in the desert who called the people to repent of their sins, and he baptized them with water by immersion in the Jordan River. Even in your Advent Season, all of My people are called to prayer, fasting, and repentance of your sins as well. You can cleanse your sins in Confession and you will have pure souls to present to Me at My crib. Many of you can remember your sins enough to confess them to the priest. Now is the time for salvation, and now is the time for My faithful to come and confess your sins. Do not put off Confession out of pride or making excuses. You are all sinners, and you are all in need of repentance. Cling to Me in receiving Holy Communion, but you need to be worthy in your souls and free of mortal sin to receive Me. Listen to St. John the Baptist when he says to repent in order to prepare the way for My coming.”