MY daily reflection and prayer:
Sunday, November 27, 2016
First Sunday of Advent
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St. Matthew 24:37-44
As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man. Then two men will be in the field; one is taken and one is left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one is taken and one is left. Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the householder had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have watched and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ.
TODAY is the first Advent Sunday. The Advent season reminds us that we are living in the time between the first coming and second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the Gospel today, Jesus Christ says, “Watch, therefore you also must be ready; for the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” What does it mean for us?
First of all, let’s remember that in his first coming, Jesus Christ has come to fulfill all the promises of God. He has set us free from the power of sin and condemnation. He has died for our sins, risen to everlasting life. He has come to lay down his life as the atoning sacrifice for the sin of the world.
Jesus Christ is now seated in glory at the right hand of the Father in heaven. He has promised that he would return again in glory to complete the work of redemption which he has begun at his first coming. Now he reminds us to watch and be ready to welcome his coming for we do not know the time. He will come at the hour we do not expect. But do not be afraid for Jesus Christ is our merciful Savior.
In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist we adore Jesus Christ who calls us to be alert and watchful for his second coming. He will come to us each and every day. Do we watch and be ready to welcome him?
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, you have reminded us that we must watch and be ready to welcome your second coming. You will come at the hour we do not expect. Help us to be ever watchful for your coming today and every day of our life forever and ever. Amen.
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