First Sunday of Advent

December 1, 2013


This first Sunday of Advent, our readings remind us that salvation will come from when and how we least expect it.  But how do we prepare for what do not know or understand?  This is not just a question of the second coming, which is how we usually hear this message, but how do we pre are for the moment when we need God?  When our own strength, resources, abilities are just not enough to weather the storms of the day?

We live in a world that tries to prepare for the worst, whether natural disasters, terrorism, or economic downturns, we try, but it is often the relational disasters that affect us most.

St. Paul tells the Romans that Salvation is nearer now that when we first believed.  Do we believe that?  Do we believe that we have everything we need to weather the storms?  Do we believe that we are prepared?  Advent is the time when we realize this.

CLICK HERE for the readings of the First Sunday of Advent (Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44).


One comment

  1. Miss you at St Kenneth’s! Growing in faith thru your reVerb homilies. Thank you.

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