First Sunday of Advent 2017

First Sunday of Advent 2017

Stay awake, because you do not know when the master of the house is coming. Mark 13:35
 
We do not know when the final coming of Jesus in glory will be. We do not know when his coming to us at the hour of our death will be. What we do know is that he comes to us at every moment and in every circumstance of our lives, while we are busy, “each with his/her own task”. To “stay awake” is to be simply attentive to what the present moment holds, recalling our thoughts when they stray into the past or the future. We are to be fully present to the present, for that is where Christ expects to find us when he comes to us – and he is always coming to us.