Before the Bell Rings

Be on guard, stay awake ... What I say to you I say to all: Stay awake!

Mark 13:33,37
Isaiah 63:16-17,19:64:2-7; Psalms 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; I Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37

Sermon Week/Year

First Sunday of Advent, B

The following notice appeared in the personal column of a small Massachusetts weekly newspaper …

Retired school teacher, tired of reading, writing and arithmetic. Is there a gentleman in his late sixties who can help me find my way to the playground before the bell rings?

Before the bell rings, as we move in the direction of Godís Kingdom of Love, we must first be willing to enter into the risky business of becoming other-centered. We must first be willing to enter into the risky business of selflessly putting on the mantle of peace and brotherhood.

We must first we willing to enter into the risky business of serving the Lord our God in and through the service of our sisters and brothers.

A good woman with a reputation for the highest integrity decided to run for public office …

Her opponent began a smear campaign against her, making all sorts of false accusations. In response, she was advised by her campaign manger to strike…

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