December 1, 2019 – First Sunday in Advent
“Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.” — Matthew 24:42
Ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart and mind to receive the word of God with reverence and joy.
Notice the thoughts and emotions within you. As you prayerfully
consider this passage, are you able to identify what thoughts and feelings are generated?
This is the word of God. Take time to consider it carefully. Clear from your mind all distractions. Does it bring you hope or frustration? What does the Lord mean by this? From what are we awaking? Why would the Lord insist on being awake? Is the Lord threatening us, warning us or preparing us? Take time right now to let these words touch your heart. Might you ask Mary to help you listen with confidence to the Lord?
Ask the Holy Spirit, in your heart, to help you to apply this to your life.