Sunday, November 28, 2021
The readings for the First Sunday in Advent for Year C warn us to get ready for the coming of our Lord, for change will come with him. In the first reading (Jeremiah 33:14-16) we hear that God will raise up “a just shoot” who will bring safety. The psalm (Psalm 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14) sings of the goodness and kindness of God. In the second reading (1 Thessalonians 3:12—4:2) Paul encourages us to act with love and be ready for the coming of Jesus Christ. And in the gospel (Luke 21:25-28, 34-36), Jesus warns his followers not to focus on our current lives but to be ready for our new lives.
These readings lead into a discussion of how we are going to prepare and grow and change during this Advent season. Here are some ideas: