Pondering the Word

1st Sunday of Advent: Mark 13:33-7

11-28-2020Pondering the WordFr. Alcuin Hurl, FHS

Happy Advent. Jesus in the Gospel this Sunday calls us to be vigilant. What are we watching for and why?

First, we are watching for the coming of Jesus. This primarily refers to his second coming at the end of the world when he will separate the sheep from the goats and bring his bride the Church to heaven. However, Jesus also comes to us in his word, prayer, and especially the Eucharist. Let us open our ears and hearts to a deeper revelation of his presence in the Eucharist.