Reflection from Fr. Taylor: December 3, 2017, 1st Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 63: 16b-17, 19b  64:2-7    1 Corinthians 1:3-9      Mark 13:33-37

Be watchful and alert! In today’s Gospel on the first Sunday of Advent we are taught to be serious, be alert because one never knows the day or the hour when the Lord will choose. We should not look forward to this in fear and trembling, but we do know that each day God gives us  is a serious day. It is one in which we have to make decisions and decide where our life is going and where our priorities are.

One big theme in the Advent Season is “O Come O Come Emanuel”. We anticipate His birth at Christmas, but also the final coming. We see ourselves as Kingdom Builders. We are one big family of God with different gifts, different talents, with different cultures and nationalities, but with the same goals.

Advent tells us that no one is really saved alone. We always must bring others with us. In The church, we stress Community Serving. We bring our gifts as a family gift. Let’s be sure that we are using this Advent Season as a time of grace hope and anticipation. As busy as the season may be nothing is more important than searching for more ways to have our faith and life on a firm foundation.

May God Continue To Be With You In This Holy Advent Season.

 

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