Advent, Third Week, Sunday

Like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijah: "You, Elijah, it is written, are destined in the time to come to put an end to wrath before the judgment day of the Lord, to turn back the heart of each person to every other person". Blessed is he who shall have seen you, Elijah, before he dies. Sirach, 48, 1-11 Lord Jesus, help me to prepare for my final judgment; Help me to turn to love all, even those I find most unattractive, unlovable.
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