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In Advent, we need to check for what needs to be put right in our lives.

Posted in homily by frtonys on November 28, 2021

In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks about the second coming in apocalyptical terms. His language is meant to engage us, involve us. We can’t just be passive bystanders to the words, “People will die in fright in anticipation of what is coming.” The Lord’s words cause us to react with the question: “What can we do to be ready for the end time?”

While Jesus prophesies the signs that will accompany his Second Coming he encourages us to be expectant, optimistic, vigilant, and well-prepared: “When these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand” Jesus wants us to face the future with confidence in God’s providence.

We need to prepare ourselves for Christ’s second coming by allowing Jesus to be reborn daily in our lives. Advent gives us time to make this preparation — repenting our sins, renewing our lives through prayer and penance, and sharing our blessings with others.

In Advent, we also need to check for what needs to be put right in our lives, and to make the necessary alterations in the light of the approaching Christmas celebration.

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