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Community Word for December 2017

(WORD, THEMES AND PROMISES)

READINGS
December 3 – Is 63:16-17,19; 64:2-7/ Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19/ 1Cor 1:3-9/ Mk 13:33-37 
December 10 – Is 40:1-5, 9-11/Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14/ 2Pt 3:8-14/ Mk 1:1-8
December 17 – Is 61:1-2, 10-11/Lk 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54/ 1Thes 5:16-24/ Jn 1:6-8, 19-28
December 24 – 2Sm 7:1-5,8-12,14,16/ Ps 89:2-3,4-5,27,29/ Rom 16:25-27/ Lk 1:26-38
December 31 – Sir 3:2-6,12-14/ Ps 105:1-2,3-4,6-7,8-9/ Col 3:12-21/ Lk 2:22-40

COMMUNITY WORD
We celebrate God’s presence in us at all times.

ORDER
“Be watchful! Be alert!” (Mk 13:33a)

PROPHECY:
• All will see My salvation. 
• Follow Me wherever I lead you.

DIRECTION:
• Always seek the Holy Spirit who is our constant help and guide.

THEMES AND PROMISES
Week#1 (1st Sunday of Advent) 
Theme: God’s presence keeps us watchful and fully committed to Christ. 
Promise: “He will keep you firm to the end, irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1Cor 1:8)

Week#2 (2nd Sunday of Advent) 
Theme: God’s presence keeps us yielded to the power of the Holy Spirit.
Promise: “I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way.” (Mk 1:2)

Week#3 (3rd Sunday in Advent) 
Theme: God’s presence keeps us bold enough to lead others to Christ.
Promise: “The one who calls you is faithful, and he will also accomplish it.” (1Thes 5:24)

Week#4 (4th Sunday of Advent) 
Theme: God’s presence keeps us ready and willing to respond to His call.
Promise: “The Holy Spirit will come upon you…nothing will be impossible for God.” (Lk 1:35a, 37)

Week#5 (Feast of the Holy Family) 
Theme: God’s presence keeps us respectful and obedient to our fathers and mothers.
Promise: “Whoever reveres his father will live a long life; he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother.” (Sir 3:6)

Comment(1)

  1. REPLY
    Norma D. Alonso says

    God’s presence is indeed most welcomed especially in times of trials and tribulations. BLD Manila, thank you for always posting the WTP monthly for our reference. God bless BLD!

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