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Stay awake, because you do not know the day when your Master is coming

Matthew 24:42
Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalms 122:1-9; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44

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First Sunday of Advent, A

The Jewish humorist, Isaac Asimov, has told the story of a Yiddish play being performed in a little theatre on New York City’s Second Avenue …

During the play, the curtain fell suddenly and the manager stepped on stage to make the following announcement: “Ladies and gentlemen, I regret to have to tell you that the great and beloved actor Mendel Kalb, has just suffered a fatal heart attack in the dressing room, and we cannot continue.” Whereupon, a formidable-looking woman rose from her seat in the balcony and cried out, “Quick, give him some chicken soup.”

The manager spoke up: “Madam, the man is dead. What good would chicken soup do?” And the woman shouted back, “What harm?”


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