It is 29th November 2016. The readings are from Isaiah 11:1-10, 11-14; and the Gospel from Luke 10:21-24. The first reading speaks of Jesus as the second David filled with all the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. A descent of David would rule forever (2 Sam.7:16). Jesus is the Messiah who will establish the rule of justice, the kingdom for the poor and will restore the paradise to its original beauty and hand them to the humanity. Restoration of the original grandeur of humanity for all people will happen with its deep change right within every living person. When Christ rules, no more tears, wars and enmity. The shoot from Judah, the royal line of David will offer a time of peace when children could even play with the dangerous animals and the nature would return to its original balance and harmony. We are in the week of hope. The first reading offers us to be focused on Jesus who will provide us all a vision and hope for justice, peace and unity is expressed in God’s plan for us. “They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples; the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall be glorious.” (Is.11:14) The responsorial Psalm prays, “In his days justice shall flourish and peace till the moon fails.” (Ps.71:7). The Gospel offers hope for all by people presenting a kingdom for all. God’s love and truth is not for the selected few rather for all. Only with the childlike trust and gratitude without bias will help us know God through Jesus. Jesus revealed the Father through his actions, preaching, healings and attitudes to the rest of the creation. Experiencing, tasting God’s love and being assured day in and day out by Jesus in the Most Holy Eucharist is something even the prophets and kings did not experience. May we put all our hope in Jesus one more time during this time of Advent. Have a good day.