Fourth Sunday of Advent

I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent and a tabernacle. Wherever I have moved about among all the people of Israel, did I ever speak a word with any of the tribal leaders of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, ‘Why have you not built me a house of cedar?’
— 2 Samuel 7:6-7

Scripture Readings

First Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-11
Luke 1:46b-55
Second Reading: Romans 16:25-27
Gospel: Luke 1:26-38