Saturday, December 15 – Saturday of the Second Week of Advent Sirach 48:1-4, 9-11; Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19; Matthew 17:9-13 Megan Ashley, ‘19 Prophets Poem The Advent season is a time for preparing and reflecting on all the gifts from above - the biggest one being our God becoming human and suffering out of love. Prophets had to first come and prepare the people for what would save them all. Elijah came first but his truth was not recognized; some people’s faith was too small. The next baptist was sent to finally declare God’s coming, and we call this prophet John. He spread the word of God even if he would be ridiculed and looked down upon. The way John followed God’s will until death is a foreshadowing of what Jesus would do as well. Their missions were complete and in our hearts, their spirits still dwell. During Advent, if we reflect not only on our Savior’s birth but also death, it will do our faith much good. Because only in the light of Jesus’ resurrection can the meaning of his life be truly understood.