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(Is 41:13-20; Mt 11:11-15)
Today marks the second phase of Advent weekdays as described in the Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass:
“On Thursday of the second week the readings of the gospel about John the Baptist begin.” (no. 94)
Bring to mind today someone who pointed the way to a deeper faith for you. Spend time in a prayer of thanksgiving for that person.