As you hear this reading, what words or phrases strike
What in this reading touches your heart?
lingers in your memory?
sharing your response to the question with others!
THEME: We are getting ready to welcome Christ into
Gospel : Luke 3:1-6
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.
John 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.”
Question for Children: What things do you do to get ready for a big event or celebration?
Question for Youth: How do you share the Good News of Jesus with others?
Question for Adults: Name one thing you can do to help “prepare the way of the Lord?”