Christ will return to complete the work of his salvation. In the meantime, we are invited to remember his kindness towards us. Although he seems to be delayed, we must be watchful and be ready for his return.
This long prayer of supplication evokes the fall of Jerusalem in 587. The people forced into exile implore their God to intervene in their favor. First Reading Isaiah (63.16b-17;64.1,3-8) First Reading Isaiah (63.16b-17;64.1,3-8)
This cry from the heart is a call to conversion, because it is up to the people to turn away from their infidelity.
In these few verses, the psalm immerses us in the history of the relationship between God and his people. Two important images appear: the one of the shepherd who guides his flock, and that of the winemaker who visits his vineyard and protects it. The Lord is invited to act: « Listen... Awake... Come… Look and see. » Psalm 79
Paul calls for perseverance while awaiting the coming of the Lord. Second Reading 1 Corinthians 1.3-9 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 1.3-9
The Apostle invites them to stand firm and resist the common conventional wisdom that opposed the folly of the cross.
Jesus calls his followers in confidence and in attentivess. Gospel Mark 13.33-37 Gospel Mark 13.33-37
The gospel is a call to trust and, above all, to vigilance. The disciples must await the coming of the Lord like the servants who await the return of their Master, not knowing when this will happen.
Advent is a time to pull ourselves together, to renew our trust in the favor of the Lord. Advent, a time to be watchful
« Let no one take away our hope! » In his apostolic exhortation “The joy of the Gospel”, Pope Francis invites us to be watchful and hopeful. In his apostolic exhortation “The joy of the Gospel”, Pope Francis invites us to be watchful and hopeful.
In this season of Advent, let us remember that "no gift of grace is lacking" to hope and to ensure, to recognize and welcome God's benevolence.
Prayer Lord, you are our Father and our Redeemer. No one has seen any other God than you act thus towards his people. During this time of Advent, permit us to let ourselves be shaped by you. We are the clay, you are the potter. We are the work of your hands.
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