Come and See

Father Bob’s homily 11/27/16

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1st Sunday of Advent A 2016

I had a random theological thought.  Not a profound one but a random one.  If the followers of Jesus had known that the seven days they believe the world was created in really represented millions of years, would they have thought the second coming would be so immediate?  If they had known that God had been so patient in creation, would they have surmised that God would be just as patient in salvation?

You cannot deny the urgency we find in the scriptures today as we always do in anticipating the second coming on the first Sunday of Advent.  St. Paul reminds us, “It is the hour now for you to awake from sleep.  For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night is advanced, the day is at hand.”  And Jesus warns…

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