First Week of Advent : Sunday 28th November, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Death” – Faith:  In today’s Gospel, Jesus cautions His disciples about the reality that death can suddenly spring on us unexpectedly. This may happen to anyone of us.  Ponder on, “Do we live in the fear of death?  If so, then the gift of our faith in ‘Eternal Life in heaven’ is still not yet firmly rooted in our hearts and life.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the turmoil of the ocean and its waves; men dying of fear as they await what menaces the world, for the powers of heaven will be shaken.

‘And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.’

‘Watch yourselves, or your hearts will be coarsened by debauchery and drunkenness and the cares of life, and that day will spring on you suddenly, like a trap. For it will come down on every living man on the face of the earth. Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen, and to stand with confidence before the Son of Man.’