Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Family Bible Study - First Sunday of Advent

Gospel Passage
Luke 21:25 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on
the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the
waves. 26 People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming
upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they
will see ‘the Son of Man coming in a cloud’ with power and great glory. 28
Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads,
because your redemption is drawing near.” 34 “Be on guard so that your
hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the
worries of this life, and that day catch you unexpectedly, 35 like a trap. For
it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be alert at
all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things
that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

Questions for Discussion:
1. Just like we have the four seasons (winter, spring, summer, and fall), the
church has “seasons.” We are entering into the church’s season of Advent.
Advent means “coming.” Who is coming that we are getting ready for? When
is that person coming?

2. Jesus talks about his second coming when he says, “they will see the Son of
Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” How are you preparing
yourself for this coming, so that it won’t “catch you unexpectedly”?

3. Jesus tells us to “be ready at all times.” We’re called to be watching for Him, to be alert to Him, to His voice, to His action, especially in the sacraments. How much do you pay attention at Mass? What can you do to become more alert?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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