Wednesday, December 1, 2010
"The Lord cometh..."
Posted by Brad Noel
This past Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent - the season of expectation before Christmas. During Advent, the Church reminds us that we celebrate a two-fold expectation. On one hand, we await the celebration of Christ's nativity at Christmas on December 25th. But on the other hand, there is a much more mystical expectation as we await the Second Coming of our Lord. Notice the Mass readings during this time of the Church calendar. They speak of preparedness and keeping watch for coming Lord.
As we hustle and bustle to prepare to celebrate Christmas, let's not lose sight of the fact that Christ is coming again. Let us earnestly pray the prayer of the early Church: Maranatha! ("Lord, come!"). And take to heart the words of our Savior who warned us to "keep watch! For you do not know the day nor the hour of my return." (Mt. 25:13).