Sunday, December 3, 2023
The readings for the First Sunday in Advent for Year B are a call to be alert in waiting for the coming of the Lord. The first reading (Isaiah 63:16B-17, 19B; 64:2-7) begs the Lord to return to us and save us. The psalm (Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19) also asks God to look upon us and have mercy. The second reading (1 Corinthians 1:3-9) calls us to remain steadfast in our discipleship. And in the gospel (Mark 13:33-37) Jesus warns us to be watchful. Not everyone will be ready in the final hour.
So perhaps this Sunday talk about some ways we can make ourselves ready to be transformed by the Advent season. Here are some ideas: