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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – YEAR C by Fr. Linh

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Gospel Reading: Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

 

Your redemption is at hand.

 

Jesus said to his disciples: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.

 

Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.

 

 

Saints’ Words:

I long to see you free of all slavish fear, as I reflect how fear cuts off the vigor of holy resolution and wholesome desire. So I have asked and will continue to ask the good gentle Jesus to free you from all slavish fear, leaving you only holy fear.

--Catherine of Siena, letter to Pope Gregory XI, at Avignon, 1376

 

 

Prayer for Eternal Life with God:

Heavenly Father,

in glorifying Jesus

and sending us your Spirit,

You open the way to eternal life.

May my sharing in this Gift increase my love

and make my faith grow stronger.

Send Your Spirit to cleanse my life

so that the offering of myself to You at Mass

may be pleasing to You.

May my sharing in the Eucharist,

our Bread of Life,

bring me eternal life. Amen

  


 

This article was published on Saturday 28 November, 2009.

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