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  There are many signs along the way that we all recognise letting us know that Christmas is close. Decorations start to show up, holiday advertising is everywhere, shops wear their ‘Christmas look’, Christmas jingles can be heard around every corner and our social calendar is jam-packed. All telling us to get ourselves ready for the ‘big day’. Our Destination None of these are necessarily wrong in themselves when they do not get...
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Through our whole history, God is always coming to us. However there are two very important and definitive ‘comings’. The first one is the Incarnation (Jesus becomes one of us for our salvation) and the Second is the Parousia (Jesus will coming again in glory to judge the living and the dead). Advent reminds us that the two are linked: what happens to us in the Second Coming depends on...
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Every year, advent starts with a warning “Be Watchful, Be alert!” In the reading of the first Sunday from the Gospel of Mark, Jesus is not threatening us but instructing us to stay prepared because we do not know the hour when we will see him face to face.   Joyful Expectancy At one definitive point in history Jesus will be coming again. When the old is dismantled, the new is ushered in. Jesus...