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The First Sunday of Advent - Year A

Isaiah 2:1-5
Romans 13:11–14
Matthew 24:36–44

With the lectionary’s new year comes St Matthew, with warnings about the days of Noah. Noah’s solitary gospel cameo; he doesn’t feature much in the epistles, either. Why not?

The point about Noah’s days is that they were ordinary. Eating, drinking, family life as usual; no signs, no hint of what is to happen. This contrasts with the previous verses, where detailed signs herald Jerusalem’s destruction; some suggest that this is a different...
Taken from Twelve Months of Sundays Year A by N T Wright

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