by Fr Dumisani Vilakati
- First Reading : 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16
- Psalm : Psalm 89
- Second Reading : Rom 16:25-27
- Gospel : Luke 1:26-38
The readings in this Fourth Sunday of Advent remind us of the supremacy of God in all our endeavours. We can boldly say therefore: To God be the Glory, Amen!
The first reading reminds us of the encounter between King David and the prophet Nathan. The matter under discussion between them concerns the setting up of a major project, the building of the Temple. This is after David had succeeded in destroying his enemies. Indeed, it is during times of peace and security that major projects are normally planned and executed. There is seemingly complete agreement between them on this matter until God directs Nathan to relate the matter that David will not build the Temple. The reading goes on to indicate how the Lord has always been present in the life of David, including of course taking him from the pasture, following sheep, to eventually become a commander of God’s people. Continue reading “Advent – Fourth Sunday”