First Sunday of Advent
November 28, 2010
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known
the hour of night when the thief was coming,
he would have stayed awake
and not let his house be broken into."
This first Sunday of Advent we pray for an alert spirit so that we recognize Jesus when he makes a new and surprising entrance into our lives. We pray that the daily routine of our lives doesn’t dull us to his arrival, nor have us looking only in the spots we usually expect to find him. Remember, Jesus is the "thief" who surprises us at Advent.