First Sunday Advent 2011 is Coming. We Wait

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                                                                     Theme is Hope

Scripture readings from the Mass of the new Liturgical Year B and various reflections are here.

This link is useful if you want more on how to prepare for Advent and another from Creighton Online Ministries here.

Reading One 

                                                                         Image above by Susan Manzello  from here

Yet, O LORD, you are our father;
we are the clay and you the potter:
we are all the work of your hands.

Gospel : Mark 13 : 33-37

 Jesus said to his disciples:
"Be watchful! Be alert!
You do not know when the time will come.
It is like a man traveling abroad.
He leaves home and places his servants in charge,
each with his own work,
and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.
Watch, therefore;
you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming,
whether in the evening, or at midnight,
or at cockcrow, or in the morning.
May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to all: 'Watch!'"

“We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. 
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.”

- From the “Prayer of Oscar Romero,” a Salvadoran bishop who was murdered (during mass) for his work as an advocate of the poor

Come On My Soul : Lyrics below video-

I love the passion and energy behind this music and wish I could keep up this sort of vibrancy and youthful enthusiasm throughout Advent.

It's a great invitation to start Advent: to "let down the walls and sing my soul and look up !!


Come on my soul
Come on my soul
Let down the walls
And sing my soul
Come on, come on, come on, come on
It's time to look up
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