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Being Ever Alert to God

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Being Ever Alert to God

Be watchful!
Be alert!
You do not know
When the time will come
Mark 13:33

This Scripture passage may appear to threatening and dark
If we look more carefully, however
We see that it is a passage about vigilance

Advent is a season of watchfulness
Our hearts are to be ready for the Lord’s appearance at any moment
In spite of the many “unknowns” in our lives
We are to remain awake

We do not know the time when the earthquake will occur
We do not know when the lightning will strike
When the tornado or hurricane will wreck 
Chaos upon us or our loved ones upon us or our loved ones

It is just as true as what we do not know
When the almond tree will blossom
When the child will take its first steps
Or when the long waited rain will water the crops

There is always cause for rejoicing or grief
Numerous are the moments when we can give hope
To others by offering our loving assistance as it is needed
Do we have enough courage and hope for the difficult times?

Do we have enough wakefulness 
For the joyful moments?

Readings and Gospel
Isaiah 63: 16-17, 19; 64:2-7 Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:33-37

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