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First Sunday of Advent (C)

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Gospel text (Lk 21:25-28.34-36): “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life." Jesus said, “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.”

“Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. For that day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today we recall that Jesus-God came to Earth 2000 years ago: On Christmas Day we celebrate His birth. But Jesus also comes to us now, every day: when we pray, when we receive Communion... God lives with us!, and this is the most important of our lives.

We must pray and be good to feel that Jesus is on our side: Do you pray?, Do you talk to him?