1st Sunday of Advent, Year A
QPosted on: Thu Dec 6, 2012
6Duration: 8:25 mins
"How then do we enter the ark and remain in the ark? Well, Jesus warns us that being in the ark, or out of the ark, is a spiritual state more than a physical location. On the day of judgement, he warns us that physical proximity will not determine our eternal destiny - two men will be out in the field, one will be taken and one will be left. We remain in spiritual communion with the Church in practical, every day ways. Our principal means are the Sacraments, especially Confession and Communion. It is also essential however that we develop and maintain a habit of daily prayer. If we put God first in our lives, then we lose nothing. All that we do will ultimately be well-ordered and fruitful. May God keep us safely in the ark of the Church, whatever the storms of this life, and bring us one day safely to the shore of His eternal kingdom."
Readings: Gospel - Matthew 24: 37-44 - Jesus said to his disciples: "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man."
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