Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent
If you wish, play the video of the reading from St Luke’s Gospel or read it yourself.
Jesus said to his disciples: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
“Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Whether you have read or heard it, you might like to acclaim the Word, saying:
This is the Gospel of the Lord – Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
If you wish to hear a homily on this text, mine is available on the site for listening to at this point. There are many other sites which provide video homilies for the day.