Gospel Reflection for November 27th, First Sunday of Advent

Watch!  Stay awake!  You do not know when the appointed time will come. Mark 13.33

Like us, Jesus’ disciples in Sunday’s gospel want to know what the future will bring.  In Mark 13 they ask Jesus when the end will happen.  Jesus answers that no one knows when the end will be, not the day, not the hour.

Instead of a date for the end of all things, Jesus gives us a one-verse parable about a man who goes on a journey, leaves his slaves in charge, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch.  Stay awake at the door!

What do you see, hear, feel around you this Advent?  At what doorways do you watch?

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