First Sunday of Advent : 1st December, 2019

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Advent Preparation: As we begin our Advent season of preparation for the Birth of Jesus at Christmas, let us thank God for the opportunities to reflect on our faith more deeply.  Let us also ask God for the graces to be more fully disposed towards loving God and our neighbours more attentively.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 24:37, 39, 42-44

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As it was in Noah’s day, so will it be when the Son of man comes. They suspected nothing till the Flood came and swept them all away. This is what it will be like when the Son of man comes.

‘So stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming. You may be quite sure of this, that if the householder had known at what time of the night the burglar would come, he would have stayed awake and would not have allowed anyone to break through the wall of his house. Therefore, you too must stand ready because the Son of man is coming at an hour you do not expect.’