Thursday in the First Week of Advent
You, O Lord, are close, and all your ways are truth. From of old I have known of your decrees, for you are eternal. (Entrance Antiphon, Mass for Thursday in the First Week of Advent)
Jesus, in today’s parable You call us to be like the wise who build their house on rock. First, we must listen to Your words and act on them. Isaiah reminded Israel that God made them a strong city; the Lord was their walls and ramparts. For that reason they could open their gates to let in the nations.
Help me, Jesus, hold firm to Your purpose, so I will not only say, “Lord, Lord”, but first root my prayer in Your desire for my peace. Then, I may come in Your name and so, be blessed.
Come, Lord Jesus!