(Third Sunday of Advent)
Sunday, December 11, 2016.

When a person is confronted with the need to find out whether his life is worthwhile, there is no recourse more reliable than God to find the answer. We may, therefore, ask him the following question: “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” (Matthew 11:3). When God is with us, we then know our life is worth living.
The following is a life worth living: “The blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them” (Matthew 11:5).
Our life is worth living when the life of God merges with our life in the world.
God comes to the world, precisely because there is little or no evidence of true life in our world. God comes into our world so that his justice may flourish in a world of injustice, so that fulfillment may bloom in the land of the barren, and peace may bring joy to a world in mourning.

(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)