Last Easter, my radio show came to a conclusion. Now, I want to occasionally offer an audio reflection called, “Fragments from the Word”. This is a title that I used several years ago. This three-minute reflection invites us into the message of the Sunday gospel or some phrase or passage of the liturgy. Today’s reflection is from Luke’s gospel. Hope you enjoy.
Fragments from the Word: Click here for an audio reflection for the First Sunday of Advent.
Gospel LK 21:25-28, 34-36
“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars,
and on earth nations will be in dismay,
perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
People will die of fright
in anticipation of what is coming upon the world,
for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see the Son of Man
coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these signs begin to happen,
stand erect and raise your heads
because your redemption is at hand.“Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy
from carousing and drunkenness
and the anxieties of daily life,
and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.
For that day will assault everyone
who lives on the face of the earth.
Be vigilant at all times
and pray that you have the strength
to escape the tribulations that are imminent
and to stand before the Son of Man.”