And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake!

Mk. 13:33
Mark 13:33-37

Sermon Week/Year

First Sunday of Advent, B

Foresight — staying awake — is the beginning of true wisdom — the beginning of living wisely.

The holy men and women of the Far East have always made wisdom the supreme human virtue. The custom of disciplined solitude in the pursuit of wisdom profoundly affected Oriental religious thought. But for most of us in today’s Western Society, there is little time in our busy schedules, there is little time for the pursuit of Wisdom through serious, quiet, uninterrupted reflection about who we are and what we ought to do with our lives.

Living wisely means staying awake.

Living wisely means looking ahead.

Living wisely means acknowledging that we are tourists on God’s earth, only passing through.

Living wisely means pointing oneself in the direction of the very Source of life.

Living wisely means acknowledging one’s dependence on God, not only for life, but for the way of life.

Living wisely means developing a lifestyle which, in itself, is an act of faith in God’s…

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