The second candle
The first candle of Advent stands for hope
The second candle for preparation
The preparation of our home and hearts
For one of the most joyful events of the year
The Kingdom of heaven is at hand!
Is 40• 1-5
Comfort, give comfort to my people,
says your God.
Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her
that her service is at an end,
her guilt is expiated;
indeed, she has received from the hand of the LORD
double for all her sins.
A voice cries out:
In the desert prepare the way of the LORD!
Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!
Every valley shall be filled in,
every mountain and hill shall be made low;
the rugged land shall be made a plain,
the rough country, a broad valley.
Then the glory of the LORD shall be revealed,
and all people shall see it together;
for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down the Just One.