For 10 December 2011, Saturday of the Second Week of Advent, based on Matthew 17:9-13
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus ordered them, â€œTell no one about the vision until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.â€ And the disciples asked him, â€œWhy, then, do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?â€ He replied, â€œElijah is indeed coming and will restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but they did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of Man is about to suffer at their hands.â€ Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them about John the Baptist.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.