How to Build a Holy Mountain

Father Bob’s homily on Sunday…

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2nd Sunday in Advent A

They went out to the desert.  They went out and they kept coming.  They came from all over.  They came to see a wild figure who was addicted to the truth, whose mouth could form in no other way but to cry out the truth.  They came though he pulled no punches.  The Pharisees and the Sadducees came though they knew they would be excoriated.  Others came to nowhere because there is always an attraction to the truth whether we want to hear it or not.  It is always pulling at us for we recognize ourselves always in the truth.  John was preaching a word that was good, true and challenging.  And they went out to hear that they were a brood of vipers, or that they must repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand or that an even mightier one is…

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