A new Beginning
As a new liturgical cycle begins, this first Sunday of Advent again reminds us that our lives are caught up in a cosmic drama and that history will end with the return of Christ and the redemption of humanity.
Jesus calls us to be alert and raise our heads, recognising salvation is near. Advent is a time to refocus and put worry away, for our God has come to us.
Today as we celebrate Eucharist, may we come with hearts ready to encounter Christ in the Word, in the people gathered and in the breaking of the bread.