Summer PREP Weekly Homework Assignments
Sunday, December 6th, 2020
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
The beginning of the holy gospel according to Mark. 1:1-8
This is the good news about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
It began just as God had said in the book written by Isaiah the prophet,
“ I am sending my messenger to get the way ready for you.
In the desert someone is shouting, ‘Get the road ready for the Lord!
Make a straight path for him.’”
So John the Baptist showed up in the desert and told everyone,
“Turn back to God and be baptized! Then your sins will be forgiven.”
From all Judea and from Jerusalem crowds of people went to John.
They told how sorry they were for their sins, and he baptized them in the Jordan River.
John wore clothes made of camel’s hair. He had a leather strap around his waist
and ate grasshoppers and wild honey.
John also told the people,
“Someone more powerful is going to come.
And I am not good enough even to stoop down and untie his sandals.
I baptize you with water,
but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!”
Today’s Gospel is taken from the beginning of Mark. Unlike Luke and Matthew, Mark does not include any details of Jesus’ birth. Instead Mark begins with the appearance of John the Baptist in the desert. On this the Second Sunday of Advent, we are invited to reflect upon the role of John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Jesus and the salvation that he would bring to us.
CHOOSE ONE OF THE ACTIVITIES BELOW
- This Sunday’s readings call for change. What changes do you need to make in your life in order to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas?
- As a family discuss ways to prepare for God’s coming. Plan some way to bring God’s love at Christmas to someone who is less fortunate than your family.
- Letter the words “Prepare the Way” on a sheet of poster-board. List on the paper ways your family can prepare for the coming of Christ. Talk about ways to prepare room in your life for God.
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