Saturday December 10, 2016: Psalm 146:5-10; 1 Samuel 2:1-8; Luke 3:1-18
Hannah praised God for being protected from many dangers and for providing her a son. God is also praised for helping the poor and needy and generally lifting people of faith to a higher level. In the last reading, John the Baptist strongly encourages us to respond to God's grace by actively being responsible in our Community of Faith. We accept God's grace, but we are also obligated to respond in the same way to others.