1st Sunday of Advent 29 November 2015
Reflection: As we start a new liturgical year and prepare for Christmas, our readings this Sunday exhort us to be vigilant and to pray. The Prophet Jeremiah, in the 1st Reading, calls us to wait patiently for the Lord, He will give justice and peace to all who wait for Him with hope. St. Paul, in the 2nd Reading, invites us to be steadfast in all the teachings that he taught until the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. These are what our gospel wants us to focus on. Advent is about patient waiting, but always with hope. To wait for the coming of the Lord amidst all the trials and tribulations that might come our way. Advent is an experience of love, we wait patiently for our Beloved to come, Jesus, our light and peace.