An Advent On-Line Retreat – The First Sunday of Advent with Msgr. John Esseff

Msgr-Esseff-2-e1442263119679-497x526-283x300This marks the start of a very special daily Advent retreat offered by Msgr. Esseff. He recommends to begin a journal and find a particular time of the day to reflect on the readings and reflections offered everyday prayerfully. He would also like to encourage comments and e-mails if you feel called to share and ask questions.

Reading 2  ROM 13:11-14

Brothers and sisters:
You know the time;
it is the hour now for you to awake from sleep.
For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed;
the night is advanced, the day is at hand.
Let us then throw off the works of darkness
and put on the armor of light;
let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day,
not in orgies and drunkenness,
not in promiscuity and lust,
not in rivalry and jealousy.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make no provision for the desires of the flesh.

Gospel   jesus-preaching-300x219

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.
In those days before the flood,
they were eating and drinking,
marrying and giving in marriage,
up to the day that Noah entered the ark.
They did not know until the flood came and carried them all away.
So will it be also at the coming of the Son of Man.
Two men will be out in the field;
one will be taken, and one will be left.
Two women will be grinding at the mill;
one will be taken, and one will be left.
Therefore, stay awake!
For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.
Be sure of this: if the master of the house
had known the hour of night when the thief was coming,
he would have stayed awake
and not let his house be broken into.
So too, you also must be prepared,
for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”
Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine

 

Creative Commons License
An Advent On-Line Retreat – The First Sunday of Advent with Msgr. John Esseff is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.discerninghearts.com

Leave a Comment

Please support our mission with a year-end gift

If this has been helpful to you, will you consider helping us reach our annual funding goal?