Word of God
I rejoiced when I heard them say: "Let us go to God's house."
Matthew 24:37-44 (Sunday's Gospel, 27th November)
Sunday Gospel Reflection: The season of Advent stresses the necessity for awakening and arising. We need to be alert for we do not know when the Lord will come. The season of Advent is a time of fervent preparation, in prayer and sacrifice.
The season of Advent
Advent. Advent has a twofold character, for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered, and likewise a time when, by remembrance of this, minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ's Second Coming at the end of time. For these two reasons, Advent is a period of devout and expectant delight.
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