Cross and Anchors statue in foreground with snow covered campus

December 15, 2021

Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent
By Joe Ferrara '80

And Jesus said to them in reply, Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the good news proclaimed to them: (Luke 7:22)

The Gospel for week three of Advent has John the Baptist inquiring if Jesus is the one who is to come. Jesus explains to his disciples to tell John about the miraculous things He has done. The disciples are a close group, and together they witness great things as they travel with Jesus. Everywhere they go, they experience healings, and the rejoicing of those healed. As a community, Jesus and his followers brought happiness and joy to all those who were touched by His hands.

It was a bit over a year ago that we received a phone call that our son Joe was seriously injured in a fall off a mountain in Colorado. A call no parent wants to receive. What we found in Colorado were doctors, nurses and staff who were a community of caring people who helped us get through this ordeal. We received strong signs from above which put our minds at ease, giving us a feeling that our son would survive.

A year-plus later we rejoice in the miracles that occurred. Our son is alive, as God our Father has a plan for Joe. It is His will. Family, friends and King’s College all had a part in his recovery through prayer. A very powerful reminder that anything is possible when people come together as a community and pray!

Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth, for I am God; there is no other: (Isaiah 45:2)

To read today's readings and all readings this Advent Season, please visit https://bible.usccb.org/.