Today’s Gospel reminds us that Advent is about more than our preparation for the Church’s celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas. Advent is also about preparing ourselves for Christ’s return in glory at the end of time.
The season of Advent calls us to take this time to deepen our faith and be vigilant in our spiritual lives. The Church also reminds us during Advent, that Jesus still keeps on coming and he shall come again. He comes in His word, the sacraments, the needy and the vulnerable of our society. He shall come at the hour of our death, and He shall come in Glory at the end of time.
Like the disciples and the faithful in Mark’s community, we must also be watchful and be alert in our daily lives. Our faithfulness to God, through the good times as well as the difficult times, shows us to be ready for the coming of the Son of Man.
Pray for Peace!
God Bless you,