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Vocation Meditation -
First Sunday of Advent 2010

Jesus spoke to his disciples: "As the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left."

"Keep awake, therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, as the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour."

Watchfulness is our response to the Word of God today on this first Sunday of Advent. It is said that if the day and the hour of the coming of Christ are known to none save God, then all life must be a constant preparation for that coming.

What are the pitfalls of not being watchful?

Vocation Challenge:
"Keep awake. The Lord is coming."
What is it that keeps me busy and hinders me from recognizing Jesus' coming?

Dear God,
You promised to come in glory but at a time only known to You. You exhort me to have a watchful eye to wait for your coming. My vocation is a daily adventure of listening and being attentive to your Voice. Let not the attractions of sin and complacency weaken my gaze on Your promise. I wait for your call and I stand ready, Lord. Amen.

For the full Gospel reading for this Sunday, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops site.

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