Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Third Saturday of Advent

St. John Paul II Shepherd’s Guild

December 17, 2022
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
Keller, TX

Genesis 49:2, 8-10
Psalm 72:1-2, 3, 4ab, 7-8, 17
Matthew 1:1-17

“Justice shall flourish in His time, and fullness of peace forever.” When we look closely at the character and the behavior of the individuals listed in the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David and the son of Abraham, we can see that this Psalm is not prayed because of the human excellence of an historical dynasty. In fact, each of these figures, especially the kings, committed sins, injustices, and failures that brought suffering and misery on their children and their children’s children.

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