Homilies: 2nd Sunday of Advent (Year A)

My homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent (Year A) as preached during the 9.30 am Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton.

The readings proclaimed were Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12.

“Isaiah’s prophecy of the Messiah presents a challenge to those people of John the Baptist’s day, whose idea of the Messiah had been domesticated to encompass their own preference of what a Messiah might look like? Having seen the promise fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ, how are we awaiting the Second Coming? Have we created our own images of the Messiah, or are we prepared for the Messiah to come as God chooses?”