The theme of the second Sunday in Advent is the coming of Jesus, not just in his nativity, but also in his return at the end of history. Between these two comings, God has come to his people in other surprising ways: in the triumphal entry, the visitation of judgment in a.d. 70, to name two. In this homily Fr. John discusses the certainty of God’s word, and how we must “read, mark, learn and inwardly digest” the holy scriptures that provide comfort and hope to us in the present day. This homily was offered on Advent 2, 2014.