Reflections‎ > ‎

Keep Awake !

posted Dec 1, 2017, 5:19 PM by Risen Christ   [ updated Dec 1, 2017, 5:19 PM ]
3 December 2017 ( 1ST SUNDAY OF ADVENT )
Keep Awake !
Advent calls us to prepare for the Lord. The liturgy underlines this waiting. We are urged to stay alert and vigilant, to keep awake for the coming of the Lord. If we are alert, we can find the Lord in the ordinary activities and possibilities of life. If we look at all creation, we see God reflected, when the flowers of the earth blooms, the birds of the sky singing, a smile from a stranger, witness God’s awesome creation. To meet the Lord, we must be prepared for everything that life has to offer. To live life to the fullest, not lacking in any spiritual gift, with the Lord keeping us firm to the end. Advent is the countdown time for the celebration of Christmas, a reminder to the constant coming of Christ in our lives. When we prepare ourselves for Christmas, Jesus comes through loud and clear, in striving to be pure of heart & mind, be obedient to God’s teachings, serve the church and the people of God, give time to God in prayer and thanksgiving. So stay awake!