Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

First Sunday of Advent 2013.

The word advent, from Latin adventus, means “the coming,” and is often considered a time of spiritual reflection and anticipation. Advent was not routine until the fourth century when Roman Emperor Constantine commemorated Dec. 25 as Christ’s official birthday. In Christian tradition, Advent is typically a season of prayer, repentance and fasting followed by celebration and joy.

Gospel for First Sunday of Advent

 Matthew 24:36-44
24:36 "But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

24:37 For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

24:38 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,

24:39 and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man.

24:40 Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.

24:41 Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left.

24:42 Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

24:43 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.

24:44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.

This is the Word of the Lord,

Praise be  to God. 


The Artful Diva said...

Getting ready for Christmas is keeping me very busy. Sorry I'm late in stopping by to say hello. The Advent wreath is so pretty!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

A beautiful reflection on the wonderful season of Advent - thank you Peggy.
It's my favorite season of the year with the expectation and anticipation of the great feast of Christmas.


Anvilcloud said...

We let Danica and JJ light a candle last night although we are pretty clueless about exactly what to do. We did find a site that gave Danica something to say when she lit it.

Peg said...

Enjoy the season, friend! There's so much comfort and joy knowing friends around the world are celebrating the Lord in the same way.