|Photograph by Harrison Cabe '20||Week 1, Day 2|
|Monday, December 2|
|First Reading: IS 4:2-6|
|Responsorial Psalm: PS 122:1-2, 3-4B, 4CD-5, 6-7, 8-9|
|Gospel: MT 8:5-11|
On that day,
The branch of the LORD will be luster and glory,
and the fruit of the earth will be honor and splendor
for the survivors of Israel.
He who remains in Zion
and he who is left in Jerusalem
Will be called holy:
every one marked down for life in Jerusalem.
When the LORD washes away
the filth of the daughters of Zion,
And purges Jerusalem's blood from her midst
with a blast of searing judgment,
Then will the LORD create,
over the whole site of Mount Zion
and over her place of assembly,
A smoking cloud by day
and a light of flaming fire by night.
For over all, the LORD's glory will be shelter and protection:
shade from the parching heat of day,
refuge and cover from storm and rain.