Sunday 29 November 2020

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1st Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 63:16-17; 64:1, 3-8. Lord, make us turn to you, let us see your face and we shall be saved – Psalm 79(80):2-3, 15-16, 18-19. 1 Corinthians 1:3-9. Mark 13:33-37.

Advent is a time of reminders about being prepared for God’s coming

We await Jesus’ coming into the world at Christmas, and are reminded that we live every day waiting for his coming again.

Waiting is not passive. We have been called into a relationship of grace. It is God’s gift to us and we are encouraged to turn to God constantly, giving thanks and praise.

We prepare for Jesus’ coming by responding to God’s call to live as children of the light and to continue God’s work in the world. And we are not left alone to live this calling. The Holy Spirit is with us and, by turning to God in prayer, we grow stronger.

In turn, our gifts grow stronger. Called, gifted and responsive—this is our journey to live every day.

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