First Sunday of Advent - Year B

With the First Sunday of Advent, we start a new liturgical year. Advent is the season in stillness wait and of preparation. The waiting here means to be ready to welcome the second coming of Jesus Christ our Lord. And the preparation means to prepare our whole being to celebrate Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ, Son of the Most High.

The Holy Scriptures of this First Sunday of Advent address on the second coming of Christ the Lord in his glory to judge the living and the dead.

Jesus said to his disciples: “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his own work, and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch. Watch, therefore; you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning. May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’” (Mark 13: 33-37).

Even though living amidst the harshness of this world, we often think that the life that we are having right now is eternal, is all. We seem not to pay much intention to the reality that nothing in this world will remain forever. Countless generations have lived in this world before us. For each of us, we were once young, and now aged. Indeed, life in this world will pass, only the life with God will last forever.

Are we ready for the coming of our Lord? May the teachings of Our Lord Jesus help each of us to look more closely at our preparation for the Second Coming of the Son of God in his glory.

Fr. Phi Nguyen

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