The Cat That Unplugged The Alarm

Stand ready because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect

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

Sermon Week/Year

First Sunday of Advent, A

A popular cartoon strip depicted a father and son confrontation. The teenage son is slouched down on the couch, looking very depressed. His father seems concerned, trying very hard to communicate with his boy. He says, “Of course we all want a purpose in life … but I promise you that after awhile you’ll be too busy making a living to worry about it.” -1

Comedian Paula Poundstone once said that she thinks adults are always asking kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas.

If you’re looking for ideas, every Christian is commissioned to do the work of love and justice, in the Name of Jesus Christ. That is our true vocation. The new life into which God is calling each one of you includes your participation as ministers of the Gospel, priests of the Lord. Whatever your vocation — salesperson, mechanic, programmer, lawyer, clerk, doctor, teacher, musician, whatever — you are at the same time…

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