Day 16: Monday of the Third Week of Advent

NM 24:2-7, 15-17A; MT 21:23-27


Show us, LORD, your love, and grant us your salvation.

The chief priests and the elders asked Jesus, “By what authority are you doing these things? And who gave you this authority?” We, humans, are so concerned about the power and authority to be able to do great things on earth. Jesus used his power and authority of love, forgiveness, and compassion to heal the sick and to give new lives to the sinners.

In the season of Advent, we reflect on the unconditional love of God. This love overcomes everything. This kind of love will redeem us and fulfill all the longings of humanity. 

God becomes man. Only Christians believe in a fully human-God of Jesus. This action of God suppresses all words, doctrines and philosophies. This mystery of the Incarnation helps us to understand the mystery of life and death of our humanity. 

We are given the power and authority of love as well. Our love can transform the hearts and minds of our families and friends. The world needs our compassion and forgiveness from our hearts. Do not create more divisions and parties. Diversities are meant to complement one another.

Reflection question: Who needs your love the most now?