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The First Sunday of Advent

Jeremiah 33.14–16
1 Thessalonians 3.9–13
Luke 21.25–36

Intelligent waiting seems to be the theme of these three readings – not a bad theme for the start of Advent, but definitely to be distinguished from Aunt Juley in Forster’s Howard’s End, who goes through life overprepared. The point of Advent is to learn God’s characteristics so as to recognize him when he comes, not to be so armoured against life that we never really experience anything...

Taken from Lectionary Reflections Year C by Jane Williams

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