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November 30, 2014: First Sunday of Advent


What will you do these four weeks of Advent to become more Christ-like?

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Be watchful! Be alert!
You do not know when the time will come.
It is like a man traveling abroad.
He leaves home and places his servants in charge, each with his own work, and orders the gatekeeper to be on the watch.
Watch, therefore; you do not know when the Lord of the house is coming, whether in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning.
May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.
What I say to you, I say to all: ‘Watch!’” (Mark 13:33-37)


This Sunday is the beginning of Advent, and this season is celebrated for approximately four weeks before Christmas. Advent is a special season in the Church year…an opportunity to prepare for Jesus’ coming…to look at ourselves and see whether we are living a good life and growing to our potential.


This Advent season spend some time thinking about questions such as these:
Am I taking time to learn more about Jesus? Am I satisfied with my relationships with God, my family and friends? Is my free time spent in positive and growthful activities—such as my computer-time, hanging out with friends, taking care of my pets, what I read, the music I listen to, and so on. Am I studying in school to the best of my ability? Am I happy? What can I do this Advent season to become a better person?

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Sister Rebecca Keller

Sister Rebecca Keller, SP, is Volunteer Services Coordinator for the Sisters of Providence. Her past ministerial experiences include teaching at both the elementary and high school levels.

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