November 27, 2016

1st Sunday of Advent - A


Today is the Day of the Lord’s Coming

One of the lessons Jesus might be teaching us here is the importance of living life with a purpose or an orientation.  It can happen that we can go through life aimlessly.  How often do people do certain things just because “everybody else is doing it”?

That cannot be with the Christian life.

Moreover, for us, Jesus Christ is the orientation himself because he said, “I am the way.”

In this sense, when Jesus refers to the day when he comes, it is not just about a future event.  It is also about the present.  He is already here with us to show us the way. 

Thus, living life with a purpose and an orientation is about living with Jesus each moment of our lives. 

So, Isaiah invites us in the 1st reading, “Let us walk in the light of the Lord.”  And Paul encourages us in the 2nd reading, “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ.”  

And if we live with him now, we will be ready for when he comes both now and in the future.

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