The Sunday Gospel for 08.12.19

In this reading for the Second Sunday in Advent, we hear about John the Baptist – an interesting character! He calls people to turn away from sin and when visited by religious leaders, he does not mince his words comparing them to snakes!

As we get ready for Christmas, let’s take the opportunity to resist temptation in some way and realise God is walking with us and wants to help.

Loving God, we know we drift away from you

through distractions, through temptations, through selfishness.

Help us to deal with these and have some victories this week.

We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN