Second Sunday in Advent

Second Sunday in Advent –

Almighty and merciful God,
may no earthly undertaking hinder those
who set out in haste to meet your Son,
but may our learning of heavenly wisdom
gain us admittance to his company.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

~Collect of the Day, The Roman Missal, 3rd ed.

~Image: St. John the Baptist by Leonardo da Vinci