Memorial of Saint John of the Cross
December 14, 2022
Daily Reading from the USCCB: Isaiah 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25
Through Isaiah the Lord continues to speak to his people of their salvation.
The Lord is the master of light and darkness. Without struggle or effort he brings down justice like a shower of rain. It was this Lord, he alone, who created the earth to be fruitful. It is in the Lord that righteousness and power descend to earth. The only requirement for participation in the power and the glory of the Lord is to open ourselves to him. “Turn to me and be safe,” the Lord says.
It is this same Lord who promises security and salvation to us if we accept them. God is the Lord of salvation. He was so at the time of the prophets. He is so still today.