It’s the first Sunday of Advent. A season to prepare our hearts and encounter Jesus anew. In the First Reading taken from the book of Isaiah, the people of Israel are struggling to be holy but yet the Lord never gives up on them. He is the Potter who has a perfect plan but we must be the clay soft to his creative fingers. But often God finds us rigid and is unable to work with us. Yet, the truth is that God has bestowed every blessing and grace on us through his son, our Lord Jesus Christ.