Sunday, December 02, 2007

First Sunday of Advent


And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark, And they knew not till the flood came, and took them all away; so also shall the coming of the Son of man be. Then two shall be in the field: one shall be taken, and one shall be left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill: one shall be taken, and one shall be left. Watch ye therefore, because ye know not what hour your Lord will come. But know this ye, that if the goodman of the house knew at what hour the thief would come, he would certainly watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken open. Wherefore be you also ready, because at what hour you know not the Son of man will come.
Matthew 24:37-44 (Douay-Rheims Bible)

Prayer Reflection

Dear Father your sentiments on preparation are truly wise. How often in our day we are given news of an accident but fail to take a moment to pray for them. We often watch the news to learn of so many things taking place but again do we take a moment to say a prayer of either thankfulness for the blessings we receive or for praying for others in need. In a moments notice the person next to us could be gone, but would we say a prayer in that instant we are left alone. Will we be prepared in that instant our life is called. Not only in the deeds we have done but in the prayers that were prayed in a moments notice. How often have I thought of you dear Father throughout my day and offered up a prayer of thanksgiving for your goodness in my life. Do I examine my conscience and pray for your guidance? Because I know not the hour your Son may come, but through your grace dear Father I may be prepared by the prayers I pray to you. Amen

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