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First Sunday in Advent

Mark 13:33-37

33 Be on guard! Be alert[a]! You do not know when that time will come. 34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

 35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”

Jesus in St Mark’s Gospel is saying the same thing. Be on Guard and Be Alert because we do not know when the Master of the House is coming back. Before the Master of the House leaves, He assigns certain tasks for each servant and He tells one at the door to keep watch – to watch the House. What does this mean? It means that we are supposed to be busy and doing what the Master has commanded us to do. What are the Master’s Commandments? To live according to His Commandment of Love and to build His Kingdom here on earth.

He also tells us not to sleep but to be watchful for the Master of the House can come at anytime. We must be ready for Him when He comes. So, we are called to be alert and watchful and also to be a people who would work diligently for His Kingdom here on earth, keeping in mind that He would come back at any time and we should always be watchful, Alert and be on Our Guard.

Let us pause for a while and think seriously, when Our Lord Jesus Christ comes back for us and if we are found sleeping, meaning not being vigilant and waiting for His Return, then, what would you think the consequences would be. I would leave you here to ponder about your life – Are you sleeping? or are you awake and ready? Do you love Christ Jesus, our Saviour and are you excited about His Return? So, you think and ponder …………………………


November 27, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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